Auction 116, Lot 551

"Helvetia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Delightful miniature map of Switzerland decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. 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

Minor damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Unsold

Closed on 9/20/2006

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