Auction 112, Lot 544

"Zara, & Sebenic", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Balkans

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 of the Dalmatian coast including Zadar and Sibenik and many small villages. Decorated 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: A

Original color is slight oxidation.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/28/2005