Auction 112, Lot 470

"Germania", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Germany

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.2 inches
12.2 x 8.1 cm

Miniature map of Germany showing the river systems, mountains, forests and major cities. 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: $120 - $150

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/28/2005