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Auction 118, Lot 647

"Savoia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France & Switzerland

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 showing the Savoy region in France as well as the Swiss Alps, including Lake Geneva at the center. 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 Coignet and was published by Jan B. Vrients. Italian text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Light marginal soil, else fine.

Estimate: $90 - $130

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/6/2007