Auction 119, Lot 707

"Cremonensis Ager", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Obis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.3 inches
11.7 x 8.4 cm

Charming miniature map of Cremona and its surroundings 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. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Nice impression. Some light marginal stains, couple of chips, still fine.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/9/2007