Lot 601: Ortelius map of Belgium 1584

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:51

Lot 601: Author: Ortelius, Abraham; Title: Belgii Veteris Typus; Place Published: Antwerp; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1584; Description: Copper-engraved map, hand-colored. 37.5x48.5 cm (14¾x19").The low countries in ancient times with many place names based on classical sources, most notably Caesar. The map is richly engraved with forests, rivers and cities. Latin text on verso. Provenance: P.J. Radford, 1972. Condition: Faint dust soiling,an ill-placed but barely noticable vertical crease; very good, an attractive map. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $500-800
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