LEO BELGICUS

Lot Number 47
Author DEUTECUM, JOHANNES VAN.
Title LEO BELGICUS
Year Published 1650
Place Printed [AMSTERDAM] CLAES JANSZ VISSCHER,
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Description LEO BELGICUS. [AMSTERDAM]: CLAES JANSZ VISSCHER, 1650, 440 X 545MM., DOUBLEPAGE ENGRAVED MAP, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR This, the second large-format map in the sequence, is one of the most decorative of the type, with finely observed portraits of fifteen governors of the Netherlands, published to commemorate Dutch independence from the Spanish crown. This is the third state, with Visscher's imprint. The two earlier states, recorded by van der Heijden in three examples only, are virtually unobtainable.
Comments van der Heijden, 3.3; Schilder VI, Map 50.3
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Estimated Price GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
( USD 25,200.00 - 33,600.00 )
Actual Price GBP 51,650.00 ( USD 83,156.50 )

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Auction House Sothebys
Website http://www.sothebys.com/
Auction Name Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History
Sale Number #L12401
Auction Date May 9, 2012 - May 9, 2012
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