Auction 117, Lot 562

"Saxonia, Thuringia, Misnia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Germany

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Breve compendio dal theatro

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Miniature map of the eastern part of Germany bordering Poland and the Czech Republic. Includes Berlin, Gorlitz, Prag, and Muhlhausen. Decorated with a strapwork style 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

Minor soil and damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $70

Closed on 12/6/2006