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Auction 191, Lot 517

"Gallia Vetus ad Iulij Caesaris Commentaria", Jansson, Jan

Subject: France

Period: 1636 (published)

Publication: Newer Atlas

Color: Black & White

19.8 x 14.8 inches
50.3 x 37.6 cm
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This map is a close copy of Ortelius' map with the same title. This handsome map of ancient France is based on information from Caesar's De Bello Gallico. It is engraved to show the mountains, rivers and forests with only a few ancient place names. The names of famous people and tribes of Gallia, as described by Caesar, are listed at sides. The three fine cartouches were updated from Ortelius' map and help distinguish the two editions. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4000H:1A2.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with light printer's ink residue and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/8/2023