Auction 111, Lot 559

"Corsica", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Mediterranean - Corsica

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.2 inches
11.9 x 8.1 cm

Charming miniature map of Corsica with north oriented to the left. 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.

References: King (1st) pp. 74-75.

Condition: A

Attractive old color with a few light spots of foxing, mostly in blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/8/2005

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