Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 596

"Flandria", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.3 inches
11.7 x 8.4 cm

Lovely miniature map of Belgium, showing Dunquerque, Ghent and Brussels. The map is adorned with a nice strapwork title cartouche at the upper left. 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


Closed on 3/6/2007