Auction 111, Lot 48

"Globus Coelestis", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm

Charming miniature celestial map with double hemispheres set in a cloud background. The map was apparently based on an earlier map by Plancius. Latin text on verso.

References: Warner p. 277 (Anon. X).

Condition: A

Fine original color with some light stains in margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/8/2005