Auction 114, Lot 507

"Romanun Teritorium", 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

Charming miniature of Rome and its surrounding area, embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. 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: A

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 3/1/2006

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