May 26, 2016 - Sale 2417

Sale 2417 - Lot 58

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
[ANONYMOUS.] Frisia Occidentalis. Double-page engraved map of West Frisia. 327x415 mm plate size, ample margins; old hand-color in full; map somewhat defective and laid on board obscuring some faults. sold as is. [Netherlands, circa 1576]

Additional Details

A very intriguing map of West Frisia, seemingly preceding Abraham Ortelius's map of 1579. This map shows more detail than does Ortelius's, and it has one of the most elaborate cartouches that we have seen from a Dutch map of this era.