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Auction 183, Lot 378

"L'Isle de France. Parisiensis Agri Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1598 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18 x 13.3 inches
45.7 x 33.8 cm
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Superb map of the region with Paris and Vincennes attributed to Francois de la Guillotiere. It is beautifully engraved with forests, cities, villages and rivers with the compounds at Vincennes and Madril prominently shown. The map is embellished with two strapwork cartouches and is surrounded in a bold interlocking border. Latin text on verso, published in 1603.

References: Van den Broecke #41.

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color on a sheet with the horn coat of arms watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There is light toning and soiling, mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 6/9/2021