Auction 115, Lot 492

"Brandeburgens Marcha", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Germany

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

Miniature map of northeastern Germany places Berlin at the center. The tiny map is filled with towns each symbolized by a tiny castle and colored in red. 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 color with some oxidation, but no paper weakness.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $40

Closed on 6/21/2006

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