Auction 119, Lot 706

"Bressiano", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Obis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm

Attractive miniature map of the Lombardy region between Lake Iseo and Lake Garda with Brescia near the center. 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 and was published by Jan B. Vrients. Italian text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87.

Condition: A

Light marginal toning, else fine.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/9/2007