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Auction 119, Lot 553

"Burgundia Comitatus", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 3.5 inches
11.4 x 8.9 cm

Miniature map of the Burgundy region in eastern France centered on the city of Besançon. The map depicts the mountains, river systems and numerous towns. It has a strapwork title cartouche decorating the map in the lower left. 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

Marginal toning, lower left margin chipped. Not affecting map.

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/9/2007