Auction 112, Lot 422

"Limania", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm

Delightful miniature map of the Allier (Elauer) River and valley in south-central France. The map is oriented with north to the right. Cleremont (Clermont-Ferrand) is near the middle top margin. 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.

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Condition: B

Original color with a bit of light foxing.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/28/2005

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