Auction 111, Lot 15

"Globus Terrestris", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: World

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm

Captivating miniature double hemisphere map with a landscape below the spheres centered on a church. This map appeared in Jan Baptist Vrients' editions of Ortelius' Epitome as an addition to the rectangular world map on Mercator's projection. The title appears in the top margin. Latin text on verso.

References: Shirley #231.

Condition: A

Original color with minor stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/8/2005