Auction 96, Lot 304

"L'Isle de France. Parisiensis Agri Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18 x 13.1 inches
45.7 x 33.3 cm

Superb map of the region with Paris and Vincennes attributed to Francois de la Guillotiere. It is beautifully engraved with forests, cities, villages and rivers with the compounds at Vincennes and Madril prominently shown. Strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles and surrounded in a bold interlocking border. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #41-1.

Condition: B

Split on bottom fold just entering the engraved border, else fine.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/12/2001