Auction 104, Lot 503

"Hispania", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1604 (circa)

Publication: Epitome du Theatre du Monde

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.4 inches
12.7 x 8.6 cm

Miniature map of Spain and Portugal with good detail. Tiny ships sail the seas and the title is enclosed in a strapwork cartouche. This map is from the third epitome of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum, published between 1601 and 1612. The maps were copied from Phillip Galle's final edition of 1598 but were drawn and engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius with wide borders with latitude and longitude shown. German text on verso.

References: King, p.74.

Condition: A

Lovely old color, light toning and marginal soil.

Estimate: $90 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/10/2003