Auction 113, Lot 549

"Austria", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Austria

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

Tiny map of Austria filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle. 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: $140 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/7/2005

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