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Auction 190, Lot 409

"Galliae Veteris Typus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: France

Period: 1644 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas ou Theatre du Monde

Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 15.3 inches
48.8 x 38.9 cm
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This is a re-engraved edition of Abraham Ortelius' map of the same title. It is a lovely map of France during Roman times based on ancient geographical sources including Strabo, Plinius, Virgilius, Ovidius, and Caesar. The map is filled with detail and ancient place names. It is adorned with stipple engraved oceans and two fine cartouches, which were updated from Ortelius' map and help distinguish the two editions. French text on verso, published between 1644-49.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4000H:1B2.

Condition: A

A nice impression with minor toning.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 11/16/2022