1603 Ortelius Map ANJOU France Angers & Loire Environs Decorative & Detailed
1603 Ortelius Map ANJOU France Angers & Loire Environs Decorative & Detailed

Andegavensium Ditionis Vera et Integra Descriptio. 46.5 cm x 35.5 cm copperplate engraving, 55 cm x 44 cm sheet size, modern hand colour, Antwerp, Jan Baptist Vrients, engraved 1579, printed 1603. We are pleased to offer this scarce original map of the Anjou. Along with those elements, the map presents charming pictorial topography, towns, forests and bridges making this is one of the most decorative of all the Ortelius regional maps of France. This well preserved example exhibits hand colour work of the very highest order and will make an outstanding presentation if matted and framed. Tours and environs – legend at left names the numbered islands in the Loire. To get a sense of map detail consider that the distance from Angers to Saumur as seen below measures just 12 cm actual size. The winged sphinx guards the mileage scale under the watchful gaze of a snail. Strange armless figures flank the somewhat over-the-top title cartouche with incense burners and fruit garlands – Guyet is credited as author of the map. Legend at lower left lists numbered islands in the Loire – notation at upper left advises that the Danius bridge separates Anjou from Brittany. Notation to the right of publishing privilege cartouche marks the site of the 1569 Battle of Moncontour between Hugenot forces and the Catholic army of Charles IX. The Latin text on verso is a fascinating document in and of itself and we offer representative excerpts below derived from the 1606 English edition published in London. The wine of Anjou excels all other French wines… The antiquity of Angers is evident from the ancient ruins of a theatre which overhangs the city, called by the common people Brohan. Ancient coins are sometimes found here, and in the year 1389 Lewis II established a university in this place… Much of what we have presented in this narration is from Belleforest who is the French Münster.. Condition – Please note carefully: The map – more than four centuries old – is in overall very good condition as can be ascertained from photos, strong impression with distinct platemark on fine laid paper with watermark, image area essentially pristine. Remnants of an old binding strip are present on verso and its outline is visible on recto on both sides of and parallel to centrefold. The vertical crease to the right of centrefold is somewhat pronounced. Map exhibits creasing in this are all along centrefold in a band 2 cm wide as can be evaluated in photos. Short interal crease in lower right margin just crossing neatline before terminating, a few trivial spots to margin extremities, some bleed-through of colour on verso. In all, a very fine example of a much sought-after map that will make an elegant presentation if matted and framed. Welcome and we encourage you to visit our other listings. Such charges are typically collected by the courier, e. Personal cheques will not be accepted. In response to frequent inquiries, please be advised that the terms. An image printed on a sheet of paper, and that all such items are unconditionally guaranteed to be original and authentic – we never offer reproductions. Please see our glossary. We conduct our business in accordance with the Code of Ethics. Some to beautify their halls, parlours and chambers… Maps begin as dreams, pass through a finite life in the world, and resume as dreams again.. Maps and Atlases Globes and Planetaria Historic Town Views and Plans Engravings, Woodcuts and Lithographs Books and Ephemera Scientific Instruments Curiosities and Oddities. The item “1603 Ortelius Map ANJOU France Angers & Loire Environs Decorative & Detailed” is in sale since Tuesday, February 05, 2013. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “regiomontanus” and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, China, Thailand, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
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