Auction 117, Lot 459

"Hibernia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Breve compendio dal theatro

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 3 inches
10.4 x 7.6 cm

Fine miniature map of Ireland with major cities, rivers and lakes named. North is oriented to the right of the map and it is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche and simple scale of miles. 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

Minor damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/6/2006