Lot 602: Ortelius map of Low Countries 1584

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:51

Lot 602: Author: Ortelius, Abraham; Title: Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris; Place Published: Antwerp; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1570-[1584]; Description: Copper-engraved map, hand-colored. 38x50.3 cm (15x19¾").Decorative map of The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The map is filled with detail of the rivers, villages and towns, forest and marshes. Putti hold the title cartouche aloft with ships and a sea monster resides in the North Sea. With oval strapwork border with the cardinal directions enclosed in roundels in the corners. Latin text on verso. Provenance: P.J. Radford, 1972. Condition: Some rubbing and wear to centerfold, with paper tape repairs at top and bottom margins, and with clear tape on verso; a few other minor repairs, very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $500-800
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