Auction 113, Lot 600

"Siena", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

Appealing miniature map of the Tuscany region of Siena with north oriented to the left. 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: B

Original color with some toning and a couple tiny spots.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/7/2005

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