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Auction 93, Lot 238

"Germaniae Inferioris Antique", Alting, Mensone

Subject: Netherlands and Belgium

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 12.5 inches
42.2 x 31.8 cm
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This map shows Holland, Belgium, the northern part of France and a great deal of Germany in ancient times. The topography is depicted prior to the extensive construction of dikes and waterways that dominate the land in modern times. Notable here is "Flevo Lacus", a good sized lake, central in Holland. This body of water was later known as "Zuyderzee", an open sea connected in the north to the Waddenzee. The region "Batavorum Gens" where the legendary tribe of Batavians reigned is named. A decorative title cartouche is at the upper left surrounded by figures.


Condition: A

Some discoloring and water stains in the wide margins, not affecting the image.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/6/2000