Auction 113, Lot 459

"Flandria", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

Miniature map of Belgium locating major rivers and cities. This map is from the third epitome of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum, copied from Phillip Galle's final edition of 1598, but drawn and engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius with wide borders with latitude and longitude shown. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87.

Condition: A

Original color with some toning.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/7/2005

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