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Lot 0009
  • Title/Content of Map: Noblis Hannoniae Comitatus Descriptio
  • Date Printed: Probably 1595
  • Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
  • Material/Medium: No color, strong impression, thin paper. No text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.
  • Size: 16 x 21.5 inches

    Maybe 50 copies printed originally. Exceptionally few loose copies remaining. More background: Title: NOBI:|LIS HAN:|NONI? CO:|MITATVS | DESCRIP. | Auctore Iaco|bo Surhoni:|o Monta:|no. [A representation of the countship of noble Hannonia by Iacobus Surhonius Montanus]. (Bottom left:) "Franciscus Hogenbergus | ex archetypo c?labat. | 1572." [Engraved by Franciscus Hogenberg after the original 1572]. Upper left: "Pays de Haynault tenu | de Dieu et du soleil". [The land of Haynault, held by God and the sun]. (From leading Ortelius scholar Marcel van den Broecke.)

    Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598) was a Flemish cartographer & geographer, celebrated as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). Ortelius' work, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps; this work can therefore be called the first atlas (although the term was not used until 20 years later by Mercator).

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    This lot starts at $1 and has no reserve as a courtesy so that collectors can determine the true market value on this authentic item.

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  • Location: This item ships from New York

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  • Condition

    Very good condition, no holes, soiling, or staining. A couple of small tears on the bottom margin.

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    Ortelius Antique Map: Noblis Hannoniae Comitatus

    Estimate $100 - $200Feb 7, 2018