Auction 116, Lot 672

"Scenographia Totius Fabricae S. Laurentii in Escoriali", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Spain

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.2 inches
12.2 x 8.1 cm

Miniature version of one of the most unusual engravings included in Ortelius' atlas. When Ortelius designed the historical maps for his atlas he expressed his regret that the seven wonders of the ancient world no longer existed. He presented the view of the Escorial, the newly built seat of King Philipp II of Spain, as a modern counterpart. Italian text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

Some soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/20/2006

Archived