Auction 111, Lot 345

"Septentrionales Reg.", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: North Atlantic and Arctic

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.1 inches
11.7 x 7.9 cm

Handsome miniature map based on Ortelius' important map of the Arctic regions with the mythical islands of Drogeo and Frieslant. It was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. This series of maps was accompanied by text by Michel Coignet and was published by Jan B. Vrients. Latin text on verso.

References: King (1st) pp. 74-75.

Condition: A

Original color with slight oxidation. Minor stains and soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/8/2005