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Auction 118, Lot 715

"Perusia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.6 x 3.3 inches
11.7 x 8.4 cm

Miniature map of the ancient Etrurian region of Perusia ( modern day Perugia) decorated with a strapwork title cartouche incorporating the scale of miles. 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. Latin text on verso.

References: King (1st) pp. 74-75.

Condition: A

Light marginal toning, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 3/6/2007

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