Auction 116, Lot 411

"Septentrionales Reg.", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: North Atlantic and Arctic

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Handsome miniature map based on Ortelius' important map of the Arctic regions with the mythical islands of Drogeo and Frieslant. 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. Italian text on verso.

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Condition: A

Minor stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/20/2006

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