Auction 112, Lot 579

"Sardinia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Mediterranean - Sardinia

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.2 inches
11.7 x 8.1 cm

Attractive miniature map of Sardinia with north oriented to the left. 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 (1st) pp. 74-75.

Condition: B

Original color with slight oxidation and a couple of minor spots.

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/28/2005