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Auction 118, Lot 616

"Languedoc", 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

Lovely, miniature map of southern France, including a portion of the French Riviera from Marseilles to Narbone, including Avignon and Arles. It is decorated with a strapwork cartouche at the left. 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

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87.

Condition: A

Estimate: $90 - $130

Sold for: $65

Closed on 3/6/2007