Auction 116, Lot 814

"Aegyptus", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Egypt

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 the Nile valley in great detail with numerous place names. 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

Minor soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/20/2006

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