Auction 111, Lot 462

"Helvetia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.6 x 3.1 inches
11.7 x 7.9 cm

Delightful miniature map of Switzerland 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.

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Condition: B

Original color with slight oxidation and minor foxing.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/8/2005

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