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Auction 118, Lot 586

"Brabantia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Appealing miniature map of the Brabant region. The map is oriented with the east at the top. Venlo is shown at the top of the map and Namur is at the right, with Rotterdam on the left and Antwerp in the bottom. The Meuse River curves across the top. The map is adorned with a nice strapwork title cartouche. It was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. This series of maps was accompanied by text by Michel Coignet and was published by Jan B. Vrients. Italian text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87.

Condition: A

Light marginal toning and a couple of small chips in the bottom margin, still fine.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/6/2007