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Auction 118, Lot 714

"Tuscia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Absolutely charming miniature map of Tuscany with the cities of Florence, Pisa, Livorno and Rome. 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

Light toning and soil in bottom margin, still very good.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/6/2007