Auction 111, Lot 680

"Aegyptus", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.2 inches
11.7 x 8.1 cm

Miniature map showing the Nile valley in great detail with numerous 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: B

Attractive old color with light foxing in blank margins. Slight show through of text, mostly affecting margins.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/8/2005