Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 615

"Artesia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Attractive miniature map of the border region with Belgium. It features the cities of Bourlogne, Estaples and Abbeville, and inland to include Cambrai. 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: $80 - $100


Closed on 3/6/2007