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60     ORTELIUS, A. Zelandicarvm Insularum exactissima.. ( Anvers, 1573) Beau col. ancien. - Paper very minor age-toned. Upper left and right hand corner frayed, not affecting engraved area. Repair of split lower part center fold, 2 cm into engraved area. 335 x 467 mm.

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¤ One of the most attractive maps of Zeeland from the Hook of Holland to Vlissingen. The sea is dominated by numerous galleons and the impressive figure of Neptune bearing the coat of arms of Zeeland and riding a ferocious sea monster.
Prepared by Jacob van Deventer in 1547. - Van den Broecke, Ortelius atlas maps, 78.



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61     ORTELIUS, A. Hollandiae Antiquorum. ( Anvers, 1574) Beau col. ancien. - Paper very minor age-toned. Upper left and right hand corner frayed, not affecting engraved area. Repair of split lower part center fold, 1cm into engraved area. 352 x 486 mm.

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¤ Ortelius' atlas publication of Jacob van Deventer's survey of the province of Holland surveyed in 1537 and published first in Antwerp in nine sheets by Bernard van der Putte in 1558. Orientated east to the top of the sheet. With Latin text on verso. Ortelius marvels in the text on this map that such a small country produces such prodigious amounts of milk and of cheese which is known all over Europe. - Van den Broecke, Ortelius atlas maps, 79.

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