Auction 97, Lot 329

"Lorraine - Lotharingiae Nova Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: France

Period: 1587 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20 x 13.4 inches
50.8 x 34 cm

Beautiful map compiled from the Mercator map of 1585. Includes Metz and Nancy and filled with hundreds of villages. Three elaborate cartouches.

References: Van den Broecke #50

Condition: A

Superb old color. Small tear at bottom border, expertly repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2001