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Auction 118, Lot 735

"Gades", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Spain

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Breve compendio dal theatro

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.4 inches
12.7 x 8.6 cm

Attractive miniature map of the Bay of Cadiz decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches, tiny sailing ships and sea monsters. 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. Italian text on verso.


Condition: A

faint damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/6/2007