Auction 117, Lot 453

"Scotia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Breve compendio dal theatro

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.2 inches
12.2 x 8.1 cm

Charming miniature map with north oriented to the right. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. The map was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. Italian text on verso.


Condition: A

Damp stains and paper edge damage, well away from map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $230

Closed on 12/6/2006