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[The Flanders "Egg" Map]

image of Flandria. show larger image

ORTELIUS, Abraham.
Flandria. Antwerp, 1584, Latin text edition. Original colour with additions. 390 x 505mm. Bottom centerfold repaired, verdigris weakness reinforced on verso.
The so-called 'Egg' map, because of its oval strapwork borders. This example is from the second plate of two, introduced in 1579, with the woman holding the shield in contemporary dress rather than classical. VAN DEN BROECKE: 76.
[Ref: 10563]    £980.00 ($1,242 • €1,126 rates)

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