Auction 113, Lot 460

"Leodiensis Episcopatus", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

Charming miniature map of the Muese River valley including Namur and Liege, with east oriented at top of map. It 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 toning.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $40

Closed on 12/7/2005