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Auction 118, Lot 716

"Cremae Ager", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 3.4 inches
11.4 x 8.6 cm

Delightful miniature map of Crema in the Lombardy province. The map is embellished with a nice strapwork title cartouche at the upper 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

Light marginal toning, still fine.

Estimate: $110 - $160

Sold for: $80

Closed on 3/6/2007