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Auction 118, Lot 690

"Polonia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Eastern Europe - Poland

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

Lovely miniature map covers all of Poland plus extends into Russia in the north and to the Black Sea in the south. The map names Lithuania, Pomerania, Moldavia and more. It is delicately adorned with a strapwork title cartouche. 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 toning. Couple of tiny chips in lower margin, not affecting map.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/6/2007