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Auction 118, Lot 679

"Salisburgensis Archiepiscopatus", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Austria

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 depicting the vicinity of Salzburg in Austria. The map shows the Salzach River and the surrounding towns and villages. The map is adorned with a nice strapwork title cartouche at the upper right. 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

Some toning at the bottom margin, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 3/6/2007