Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 618

"Picardia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.5 inches
11.7 x 8.9 cm

Small, attractive map of this historic region including the cities of Abbeville, Amiens and Cambrai. The map is engraved with cities, minutely engraved forests and adorned with a title cartouche and scale of miles. This 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

Some marginal toning and light stains, not affecting map.

Estimate: $80 - $120


Closed on 3/6/2007