Auction 111, Lot 510

"Histria", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Balkans

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 map covering the Istria Peninsula in modern day Croatia. 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

Attractive original color.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/8/2005