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Auction 118, Lot 724

"Ischia Insula", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Italy, Ischia

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.3 inches
11.7 x 8.4 cm

Charming miniature map of this Italian island famous for its therapeutic baths. 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 (1st) pp. 74-75.

Condition: A

Lovely impression. Marginal toning, else fine.

Estimate: $140 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/6/2007