Auction 111, Lot 437

"Avriacus Princip.", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.2 inches
11.9 x 8.1 cm

Miniature map covering the Rhone River valley including Avignon and Orange and the famous wine region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The tiny map is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. The map 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.


Condition: A

Original color with slight oxidation and some soil in margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/8/2005