Auction 116, Lot 521

"Britannia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.2 inches
12.2 x 8.1 cm

Charming miniature map of Brittany embellished with a stipple engraved sea, a sailing ship, a fishing boat and two strapwork cartouches. This map is from the third epitome of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum. The maps in this edition were copied from Phillip Galle's final edition of 1598 but were drawn and engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius with wide borders with latitude and longitude shown. Italian text on verso.

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Condition: A

Lovely impression and color. Light damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Unsold

Closed on 9/20/2006

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