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  EUROPE 
 BENELUX 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The Netherlands "Egg" Map by Ortelius]
Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris. Antwerp: Christoph Plantin, 1574, Latin edition. Coloured, with gold highlights. 390 x 510mm. Small area of printed border reinforced.
Antique map of the Netherlands also known as the 'Egg' map, because of its oval strapwork borders. This example has the text layout of either the 1574 or 1575 edition of the Theatrum, with the number erased and the number of the 1579 edition added in old ink mss: the publishers were obviously using up the remainder of an old edition. The ink mss. Has burned through the paper, necessitating the small repair. VAN DEN BROECKE: 58.
[Ref: 12887]    £850.00 ($1,122 • €952 rates)


SPEED, John. [Classic carte-à-figure map of the Netherlands & Belgium]
A New Mape of Ye XVII Provinces of Low Germanie, mended a new in manie places. Anno 1626. London: George Humble, c.1627. Coloured. 410 x 525mm. Repairs to printed border at bottom.
The Netherlands, from Speed's 'Prospect of the... World', with ten costume vignettes down the sides and eight city prospects, including Antwerp, Amsterdam and Utrecht, along the top.
[Ref: 16112]    £1,800.00 ($2,376 • €2,016 rates)


TAVERNIER, Melchior. [The Low Countries]
Carte Generale Des Dixsept Provinces Des Pais Bas... Paris, 1640, original colour, 535 x 410mm Repairs to margins.
A very detailed map of the Netherlands and Belgium marking rivers and settlements and with original colour denoting regional boundaries.
[Ref: 11008]    £380.00 ($502 • €426 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. Nova Totius Belgii Sive Germaniæ Inferioris accuratissima Delineatio 1661. Amsterdam: Heirs of Jan Jansson, 1666, Latin text. Original colour. 450 x 550mm.
A fine map, showing Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg, orientated with north to the right. Three cartouches, galleons and a compass rose provide decoration. This example was published in the 'Atlas Contractus', a two-volume atlas, published two years after Jansson's death by his son-in-law, Jan Jansson van Waesbergen. KOEMAN: Me 184 & 185.
[Ref: 8189]    £880.00 ($1,162 • €986 rates)


HOMANN, Johann Baptist. [Antique map of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands]
Tabula Generalis Totius Belgii qua Provinciæ XVII Infer. Germaniæ... Nuremberg, c.1720. Original colour with additions. 495 x 580mm. With the Depôt de la Marine ink stamp in sea area.
Original antique map of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands, with a title cartouche featuring cherubs, 17 coat of arms of the provinces and a globe showing the Dutch posessions in the East Indies.
[Ref: 12072]    £320.00 ($422 • €358 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [18th Century map of the Netherlands]
Les Pays Bas François, Austrichiens, et Hollandois... Paris, Desnos, 1786. Original colour. 280 x 310mm.
The Netherlands, with a decorative title cartouche and separately-printed frame-like border. The original colour concentrates on the northern provinces.
[Ref: 7492]    £75.00 ($99 • €84 rates)


ALEPH [HARVEY, William]. [Pictorial map of Holland & Belgium]
Holland & Belgium. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm.
Anthropomorphic map of Holland & Belgium. The text below the image reads, "Dame Holland, trick'd out in her gala clothes, And Master Belgium, with a punchy nose; Seem on the map to represent a land., By patroiot worth, and perfect art made grand". From a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to muse her sick brother. The author, was however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London Doctor and Journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi, Bismark & Tzar Alexander II.
[Ref: 17239]    £450.00 ($594 • €504 rates)


 The Netherlands 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th century Dutch map of Friesland]
Oost ende West Vrieslandts Beschryvinghe utriusque Frisiorum Regionis Noviss: Descriptio Antwerp: Christoph Plantin, 1574, Latin edition. Coloured, with gold highlights. 390 x 510mm. Small area of map repaired.
Antique map of Friesland, derived from a map by Jacob van Deventer. This example has the pagination of the 1574 edition of the Theatrum erased and the number of the 1579 edition added in old ink mss: the publishers were obviously using up the remainder of an old edition. The ink mss. has burned through the paper, necessitating the repair. VAN DEN BROECKE: 80.
[Ref: 12889]    £380.00 ($502 • €426 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early prospect of Maastricht]
Traiectum as Mosam... Cologne, 1575, Latin text edition. 370 x 495mm.
A prospect of the city of Maastricht in the Netherlands drawn by Simon à Bello Monte and published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. The title "Traiectum ad Mosam" means "crossing over the Meuse", giving Maastricht its Dutch name. In 1579, five years after publication, the city was sacked by the Spanish under general Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma and was held until 1632.
[Ref: 11684]    £1,000.00 ($1,320 • €1,120 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th century town plan of Dordrecht]
Dordrecht. Cologne, 1581, Latin text edition. 330 x 465mm.
An early townplan of the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands. Published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans, it is a cross between a map and a view, with little sense of perspective. The year of publication, 1581, saw the 'Act of Abjuration', the formal declaration of independence of the Dutch Low Countries from the Spanish king, Philip II.
[Ref: 11683]    £550.00 ($726 • €616 rates)


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