Auction 111, Lot 545

"Cataloniae Principatus", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Spain

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm

Delightful miniature map covering Catalonia including Barcelona and the Costa Brava decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches. 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: A

Original color with slight oxidation.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/8/2005

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