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Auction 118, Lot 717

"Siena", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Appealing miniature map of the Tuscan region of Siena with north oriented to the 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

Marginal toning, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 3/6/2007

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