Auction 113, Lot 603

"Perusia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.5 x 3.2 inches
11.4 x 8.1 cm

Miniature map of the ancient Perusia region, modern day Perugia, decorated with a strapwork title cartouche incorporating the scale of miles. The map 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

Original color with slight oxidation. Minor stains or soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/7/2005

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