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Gorgeous and rare 1609 map of France

Place/Date: Antwerp / 1609
$1,800.
Title: Gallia Geographica Galliae descriptio, de integro plurimis in locis emendata ac Regionum limitibus distincta; auctore Petro Plancio…
Dimensions
40 x 48 cm (16 x 19 in)
Identifier
NL-00462
Coloring
Hand color
Condition Rating
VG
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Description

Map of France adorned with four compass roses and an elaborate cartouche with coat-of-arms. One of the most decorative and rare maps of Vrients contained in the posthumous editions of Ortelius’s Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, widely considered the first modern atlas ever published.

Cartographer(s)

Abraham Ortelius

Abraham Ortelius was a cartographer and geographer, conventionally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). He was one of the most notable figures of the Dutch school of cartography during its golden age (approximately 1570s–1670s).

J.B. Vrients

Condition Description

Centerfold slightly separating at bottom; no damage. Scattered foxing throughout. Image quality is superb.

References

Van der Krogt 3, 4000: 31C; Van den Broecke, 36.

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