Auction 111, Lot 469

"Thietmarsia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Germany

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.2 inches
11.9 x 8.1 cm

Charming miniature map covering the Ditmarschen region decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and a sailing ship. The map is oriented with north to the left. 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.

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Condition: B

Original color with slight oxidation and a bit of minor foxing.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/8/2005

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