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Auction 96, Lot 305

"Regionis Biturigum Exactiss: Descriptio per D. Ioannem Calamaeum [on sheet with] Limaniae Topographia Gabriele Symeoneo Auct", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

Size:
19 x 12.2 inches
48.3 x 31 cm

Two fine maps on a full folio sheet. The map of Biturigum was based primarily on Jolivet's map of 1545. The map of Limaniae was based on the work of Gabriel Symeoni. Each map is richly embellished with forests, cities, mountains and elaborate title cartouches. Spanish text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #39.

Condition: B

Very clean and crisp with two matching wormholes in upper centerfold. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/12/2001

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