Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 605

"Hannonia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Belgium and France

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Breve compendio dal theatro

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.3 inches
12.7 x 8.4 cm

Fine miniature map of the area along the French - Belgian border with major cities and rivers named. It is decorated with a strapwork 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: $80 - $100


Closed on 3/6/2007