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Auction 88, Lot 234

"Gallae Veteris Typus",

Subject: France

Period: 1601-12 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15.5 inches
49.5 x 39.4 cm
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Superb map of ancient France based on the geographic sources of Strabo, Plinius, Virgilius, Ovidius and Caesar with a lot of detail not found on other ancient maps. Fully engraved with mountains, forests and the major cities. Two fine title cartouches and ships sailing in the stipple engraved sea. Very rich original color. Latin text on verso with the page number xj. Ref: van den Broecke #196.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $950

Closed on 10/2/1999