Auction 112, Lot 426

"Blesiense Territorium", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.2 inches
12.2 x 8.1 cm

Delightful miniature map of the Loire River valley including Blois and Orleans. The map is oriented with east at top. Embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. 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 (2nd ed.) p. 86-87.

Condition: B

Some oxidation of original color. Paper is still sound.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/28/2005

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