Auction 116, Lot 808

"Barbaria, et Biledulgerid", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Miniature map of the infamous Barbary coast engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. Beautifully engraved with stippled seas and a strapwork title cartouche. This series of maps was accompanied by text by Michel Coignet. Italian text on verso.


Condition: A

Minor soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/20/2006