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Auction 118, Lot 614

"Avriacus Princip.", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.6 x 3.3 inches
11.7 x 8.4 cm

Miniature map covering the Rhone River valley including Avignon and Orange and the famous wine region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The tiny map is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. 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

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/6/2007

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