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Auction 118, Lot 613

"Provincia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France

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 Provence with the cities of Avignon, Marseille, Arles and Nice located. The regions of Langedoc and the Vaucluse are noted as well. The map is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche at lower left, and a scale of miles at the top. 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. 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

Nice impression. Lower margin with some toning and a couple chips, still fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/6/2007