Auction 113, Lot 601

"Ischia Insula", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Italy

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.6 x 3.2 inches
11.7 x 8.1 cm

Charming miniature map of this Italian island famous for its therapeutic baths. 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 (1st) pp. 74-75.

Condition: A

Nice original color with slight oxidation.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/7/2005

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