Auction 116, Lot 631

"Graecia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Greece

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Charming miniature map of Greece from an Italian edition of the pocket atlas. The tiny map is filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle. 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: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/20/2006

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