Auction 112, Lot 557

"Cremonensis Ager", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 3.2 inches
11.4 x 8.1 cm

Charming miniature map of Cremona and its surroundings 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 (1st) pp. 74-75.

Condition: A

Attractive original color with slight oxidation.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/28/2005