Original antique map FRANCE, LOIRE, BOURGES, NEVERS, CLERMONT, Ortelius, c. 1581
Original antique map FRANCE, LOIRE, BOURGES, NEVERS, CLERMONT, Ortelius, c. 1581

Original antique map FRANCE, LOIRE, BOURGES, NEVERS, CLERMONT, Ortelius, c. 1581

Original antique map FRANCE, LOIRE, BOURGES, NEVERS, CLERMONT, Ortelius, c. 1581

Original antique map FRANCE, LOIRE, BOURGES, NEVERS, CLERMONT, Ortelius, c. 1581

Original antique map FRANCE, LOIRE, BOURGES, NEVERS, CLERMONT, Ortelius, c. 1581

Original antique map FRANCE, LOIRE, BOURGES, NEVERS, CLERMONT, Ortelius, c. 1581

Original antique map FRANCE, LOIRE, BOURGES, NEVERS, CLERMONT, Ortelius, c. 1581

Original antique map FRANCE, LOIRE, BOURGES, NEVERS, CLERMONT, Ortelius, c. 1581

Original antique map FRANCE, LOIRE, BOURGES, NEVERS, CLERMONT, Ortelius, c. 1581

Original antique map FRANCE, LOIRE, BOURGES, NEVERS, CLERMONT, Ortelius, c. 1581

An original antique, copper-engraved pair of maps of part of central France published by Abraham Ortelius in his Atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum in Antwerp in c. The larger map is titled’Regionis Biturigum Exactiss: Descriptio per D. Ioannem Calamaeum’ and feature the Loire River, and the cities of Bourges and Nevers. It has a decorative title cartouche and distance scale and contains significant detail of place names and topographical features. The smaller map which is equally decorative and detailed is titled’Limaniae Topographia Gabriele Symeoneo Auct. And shows Clermont and Beauregard as well as many other settlements. These maps a great examples of Ortelius’ practice of bringing together the work of other cartographers and including it in his great atlas. The printed area measure approximately 480mm x 305mm with French descriptive text verso. Condition report: In excellent condition overall, light toning as is normal in a 435 year old map; several pin-sized holes to the sheet which are only obvious when held up to the light; centrefold as issued; strengthening at the base of the centrefold and at the bottom right corner of the sheet not affecting the printed area. The item “Original antique map FRANCE, LOIRE, BOURGES, NEVERS, CLERMONT, Ortelius, c. 1581″ is in sale since Thursday, February 01, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “mapsetcetera1″ and is located in Menston, West Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Map Type: Regional
  • Format: Sheet Map
  • Country//Region: France
  • Colouring: Uncoloured as published
  • Size: 48cm x 30.5cm
  • Original//Repro: Original
  • Age: 1550-1599
  • Place and date of publication: Antwerp 1581
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Maker: Abraham Ortelius
  • Country/Region: France
  • Era: 1500s
  • Original/Repro: Original
  • Year: c.1581
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Abraham Ortelius
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Date Range: 1500-1599
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