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GEELKERCKEN, Nicolaes van. [A rare carte-à-figure map of West Frisia]
Frisia Occidentalis. Leiden, 1618. Original colour. Sheet 410 x 530mm. Trimmed within neatline.
A very unusual separate-issue map of West Frisia, engraved by Dierick Albertsen, his only known map. Along the top is the main title decorated with eleven city arms, with four propects of cities including Harlingen & Leeuwarden; down the left are five vignettes of costumes of antiquity and down the right are five vignettes of modern dress; and along the bottom are seven more prospects. In the bottom right corner is a large dedication cartouche including the scale. This map is more frequently seen as published by Frederick de Wit in 1665.
[Ref: 15686]    £1,900.00 ($2,702 • €2,183 rates)

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