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Auction 92, Lot 268

"Namurcum Comitatus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1579 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 15.2 inches
51.3 x 38.6 cm

Lovely copper engraved map of the southeast part of Belgium. The map is fully engraved to show mountains, forests, villages and fortifications. Namur is at the center of the map. The map is based on a manuscript map by Jacques Surhon which was made in 1555, but not published for security reasons. Two striking cartouches, one flanked by putti and including the coat of arms. From the French edition (1598).

References: Van den Broecke #68.

Condition: A+

Very fine color.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/13/2000