Auction 115, Lot 491

"Franconia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Germany

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.2 inches
11.9 x 8.1 cm

Miniature map covers the Main River valley including Frankfurt am Main, Wurzburg, Bamberg and Nurnberg. 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.

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Condition: B

Original coloring with some scattered foxing.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $40

Closed on 6/21/2006

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