Auction 116, Lot 809

"Carthaginis Celeberrimi Sinus Typus", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Miniature map showing Tunis and its surroundings decorated with a ship and strapwork title cartouche. The map depicts the ancient site of Carthage with its strategic harbor that controlled trade in the Mediterranean. It 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. Italian text on verso.

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Condition: A

Lightly toned in margins.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/20/2006

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