Auction 119, Lot 705

"Ducatus Mediolanensis, cum vicinis Regionibus", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Miniature map of northern Italy decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. The map is centered roughly on Milan and Lake Como and shows the Po River system quite well. 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. Italian text on verso.


Condition: A

Nice impression. Minor damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 5/9/2007