Auction 93, Lot 230

"Oost ende West Vrieslandts beschrijvinghe. Utriusque Frisiorum Regeionis Noviss Description", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1568 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 13.2 inches
50 x 33.5 cm

Handsome map of the northern part of the Netherlands, today's provinces of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe and part of Overijssel and Gelderland. Also shown is the adjacent part of Germany. To the north is the Waddenzee, with its string of offshore islands, decorated with several sailing ships. Large compass rose, distance scale and strapwork title cartouche adorn the map. Published in the Latin edition 1595-1601.

References: Ref: Van den Broecke #80-2.

Condition: B

Margins trimmed to 1/2" with a bit of surface soil, else very good.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/6/2000