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Auction 89, Lot 183

"Gallia Vetus",

Subject: France

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 cm
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First state of this map of ancient France, which Ortelius compiled from military information in Caesar's "De Bello Gallico". The map contains less geographical detail than the similar map "Galliae Veteris Typus". Large strapwork title, dedication and scale of miles cartouches, a elaborately engraved border and panels at sides with the names of famous people. From either the 1601 or 1603 Latin edition. Superb old color.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/8/1999