1609 Ortelius/Vrients - Gallia Geographica Galliae descriptio...[France]

Gorgeous and rare 1609 map of France

Title:

Gallia Geographica Galliae descriptio, de integro plurimis in locis emendata ac Regionum limitibus distincta; auctore Petro Plancio...

Map maker:

Abraham Ortelius, J.B. Vrients

Place and Year:

Antwerp, 1609

Dimensions:

40 x 48 cm (16 x 19 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand color

Condition Rating:

VG

1,800.00
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DETAILS

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.

CONDITION NOTES

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

IDENTIFIER

NL-00462

REFERENCES

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

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