Auction 111, Lot 543

"Hispania", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm

Delightful miniature map of the Iberian Peninsula embellished with tiny ships and 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 minor soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/8/2005