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  EUROPE 
 France 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Blois & Limousin]
Blisois. Blesiensis Territorii...; Lemovicum Totius et Confinum... Antwerp, 1612, Spanish text. Original colour. 340 x 470mm.
Two maps on one sheet, from the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 43.
[Ref: 9248]    £250.00 ($304 • €273 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Calais & Vermandois]
Caletensium et Bononiensium Ditionis Accurata Delineatio; Vermanduorum Eorumque Confinium Exactissima Descript. Antwerp, 1612, Spanish text. Original colour. 345 x 470mm. Split in lower centrefold margin repaired.
Two maps on one sheet, from the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 45.
[Ref: 9250]    £250.00 ($304 • €273 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Savoy, Venaissin & Golfe de Lion]
Sabaudiae Ducat.; Gallia Narbonens.; Venuxini Comitatus Nova Descr. Antwerp, 1612, Spanish text. Original colour. 355 x 470mm. Pair of small wormholes filled.
Three maps on one sheet. from the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 49.
[Ref: 9295]    £250.00 ($304 • €273 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Lorraine]
Lorraine. Lotharingiae Nova Descriptio. Antwerp, 1612, Spanish text. Original colour. 345 x 505mm.
Decorative map of Lorraine from the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 50.
[Ref: 9302]    £200.00 ($243 • €219 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Burgundy]
Burgundiae Ducatus; Burgundiae Comitatus, auctore Dno. Ferdinando Lannoyo. Antwerp, 1612, Spanish text. Original colour. 360 x 505mm. Narrow right margin.
Two maps on one sheet, both showing parts of Burgundy, first issued 1603. De Lannoy drew his map in 1563 but, despite his obtaining a privilege, the Spaniards suppressed it for political reasons. VAN DEN BROECKE: 53.
[Ref: 9301]    £180.00 ($219 • €197 rates)


FRANCINI, Alessandro. [A superb early 17th century plan of Fontainebleau]
Portrait de la Maison Royale de Fontaine Belleau. French, c.1614. Engraving, Sheet 560 x 470mm. Trimmed within plate, as issued, a few small repairs.
An early example of a landscape gardening design, taking the form of a bird's-eye view of the royal palace of Fontainebleau, engraved by Michael Lasne after Alessandro Francini, with a 32-point key. Alessandro (d. 1648) and his older brother Tommaso (1571-1651), from Florence, were hydraulic engineers who work transformed French formal gardens with fountains and water-driven automata. Alessandro's engravings were instrumental in publicising the new styles.
[Ref: 16610]    £750.00 ($911 • €820 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [An early plan of Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine]
Description de la ville de Bar facite L'An 1617. Cologne: 1617. Original colour. 445 x 350mm. A very fine example
A 'map-view' of Bar-le-Duc with key identifying 41 locations, published in the last volume of the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first atlas of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 6.
[Ref: 15129]    £300.00 ($364 • €328 rates)


MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [Uncommon map of Corsica]
Corsica Isola, olim Cyrnus. Venice: Fabio Magini, 1620. Coloured. 345 x 455mm.
Decorative map of Corsica, orientated with north to the left, with strapwork cartouches for the title, scale and dedication, and with sea monsters and a galleon in the sea. As Corsica was still subject to Genova this map appeared in Magini's 'Nova descrittione d'Italia', the first printed atlas of Italy, published after Magini's death by his son Fabio.
[Ref: 11366]    £850.00 ($1,032 • €929 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [17th Century Map of France]
[Hondius his Map of France.] London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. Coloured. 150 x 190mm, set in text. 'Hondius his Map of France' overprinted on the map border.
First published in the 'Atlas Minor' of 1607. The printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621 and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 8063]    £90.00 ($109 • €98 rates)


HONDIUS, Henricus. [17th century map of France]
Galliæ supra omnes in hac forma editiones locu plentissima et exactissima descriptio. Amsterdam, Hondius, 1639, French text edition. Coloured. 370 x 500mm. Centrefold reinforced on verso
A detailed map of France, engraved in 1631, but not used in an atlas until 1633. With the title in a decorative cartouche surmounted by a putto bearing torches and flanked by Bacchus and Ceres, decorated with sea-monsters and galleons. It was engraved by Hondius for inclusion in his editions of the Mercator atlas.
[Ref: 8025]    £400.00 ($486 • €437 rates)


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