Catalog Archive
Auction 91, Lot 240

"Belgii Veteris Typus ex Conatibus Geographicis Abraham Ortelii",

Subject: Belgium and The Netherlands

Period: 1642 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 15 inches
48.3 x 38.1 cm

A fine map of this historic region with many ancient place names. The map is decorated with a fine title cartouche, a distance scale surrounded by cherubs, and three ships sailing in the North Sea, which is further embellished with a fine compass rose and rhumb lines. Lovely original color with some oxidation of the green color, resulting in a crack in the distance scale. Minor toning and light spots with a couple of short tears in margin.


Condition: B

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 6/14/2000