Auction 112, Lot 514

"Polonia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.2 inches
12.2 x 8.1 cm

Charming miniature map covering all of Poland plus extending into Russia in the north and to the Black Sea in the south. 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: A

Original color with some oxidation. Paper is still sound.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/28/2005