Auction 119, Lot 552

"Lotharingia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Obis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.3 inches
11.7 x 8.4 cm

Attractive miniature map of northwestern France with Nancy at the center. The map is oriented with east at the top, and it is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche. 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. 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

Lovely impression and color. Some marginal toning and soil.

Estimate: $90 - $130

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/9/2007