Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 659

"Franconia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Germany

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Charming, miniature map details the Main River valley including Frankfurt am Main, Wurzburg, Bamberg and Nurnberg. The map is adorned with a nice strapwork title cartouche at the lower left. 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

Nice impression. Marginal stains, couple of chips, still fine.

Estimate: $110 - $130

Sold for: $65

Closed on 3/6/2007