Auction 111, Lot 548

"Gades", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Spain

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm

Attractive miniature map of the Bay of Cadiz decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches, tiny sailing ships and sea monsters. 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 slight oxidation and minor soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/8/2005