Auction 113, Lot 599

"Oropitum", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

Miniature map of the region including Lake Bolsena and Orvieto in central Italy. 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 minor foxing in margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 12/7/2005