Auction 111, Lot 611

"Tartaria", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm

Charming miniature map covering the northern part of Asia. Corea is depicted as a long peninsula protected by the kingdom of China and the Great Wall. 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

Original color with slight oxidation and light foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/8/2005

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