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  • Title/Content of Map: Antique Ortelius map of Brittany, France
  • Date Printed: 1599
  • Cartographer: Ortelius, Abraham
  • Size (inches): 4 x 3
  • Condition: Good. On a full page with Italian text. Fine impression. Slight stain to right margin.

    Attractive, antique miniature map of Brittany in France with a stipple engraved sea, showing the region from Granville to the mouth of the Loire River. This fine map of Brittany in north west France suggests the importance of rivers and coasts for sixteenth century transportation. The rivers are exagerrated in their size as are the main settlements such as Rennes, St Malo, Brest, Vannes and Nantes. Published by Giovanni Botero, an Italian priest and geographer, in 'Relationi Universali'. The 1599 edition of that work is noteworthy for using a complete set of Ortelius miniature maps engraved by Pietro Marchetti. Set in a page of Italian text with text also on the verso. From Book I, page 48.

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  • Location: This item ships from South Carolina

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  • Condition

    Good. On a full page with Italian text. Fine impression. Slight stain to right margin.

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    • 10%

    Ortelius: Antique Map of Brittany, France, 1599

    Estimate $90 - $100Oct 7, 2017
    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert