Auction 88, Lot 233

"Caletensium et Bononiensium Ditionis Accurata Delineatio/Veromanuorum Eorum que Confinium Exactissima Descript.",

Subject: France

Period: 1601--09 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.2 x 13.2 inches
46.2 x 33.5 cm

Two maps on one folio sheet. Caletensium covers the coastline between Calais and Estaples in very good detail, based in part on a four-sheet map by Nicolas de Nicolay. Veromanduorum covers a small region surrounding Saint-Quentin in northern France. The cartographic source of the map was Jean de Surhon who received royal privilege to make a map of the region in 1557. Both sources are noted in the cartouches. Superb original color. Ref: van den Broecke #45. Minor soil in margins, still fine.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 10/2/1999

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