Auction 111, Lot 557

"Cyprus Insula", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Mediterranean - Cyprus

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.2 inches
11.7 x 8.1 cm

Delightful miniature map of the island filled with place names. 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. Light foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/8/2005