Auction 119, Lot 449

"Tercera", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Azores

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Breve compendio dal theatro

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

This charming miniature map shows the island and the important port of Angra. It is decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches, a sailing ship and two tiny sea monsters. It 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

Light damps stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/9/2007