Auction 117, Lot 681

"Portugallia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Breve compendio dal theatro

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.3 inches
12.7 x 8.4 cm

Delightful miniature map with north oriented to the right. Decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches and a sea monster. 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

Some stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/6/2006