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Tramezzino's rare map of Flanders in original colour

Title
Flandriae Recens Exacta Descriptio
Author
TRAMEZZINO, Michele, BOS, Jacob and LANGE, Otto
Publisher
Michele Tramezzino,
Publication place
Venice,
Publication date
1555.
Dimensions
370 by 500mm. (14.5 by 19.75 inches).
Price
£7,000
Reference
12298

Description

Engraved map with original hand colour.

Notes

A map of Flanders in eastern Belgium, with armorial shields in the surrounding countries and showing towns, rivers and canals.

Single-sheet derivative of Gerard Mercator's rare wall-map of Flanders on four sheets, published circa 1540. Tramezini's map is the first derivative of Mercator's influential work. The original, one of the earliest productions of this great cartographer, is known in only one example.