Auction 117, Lot 474

"Pomerania", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Northeastern Europe, Poland and Germany

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Breve compendio dal theatro

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Superb miniature map of the coastal region of Poland. The map is nicely engraved with a stippled sea and a large strapwork style title cartouche. This map is from a pocket edition of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum. The maps were copied from Phillip Galle's final edition of 1598 but were drawn and engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius with wide borders with latitude and longitude shown. Italian text on verso.


Condition: A

Minor damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/6/2006