Auction 116, Lot 522

"Campania", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: France

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

This miniature map of the Champagne region northeast of Paris is decorated with a strapwork title and scale cartouches. 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.


Condition: B+

Original color with some oxidation, but no paper weakness.

Estimate: $80 - $100


Closed on 9/20/2006