Auction 111, Lot 554

"Portugallia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: 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 with north oriented to the right. Decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches and a sea monster. 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: B

Attractive original color. Manuscript ink place names written on the map and in right margin.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/8/2005