Auction 111, Lot 675

"Barbaria, et Bilevulgerid", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Africa - 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

Miniature map of the infamous Barbary coast engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. Beautifully engraved with stippled seas and a strapwork title cartouche. 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. Minor uneven toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/8/2005

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