Auction 123, Lot 517

"Franciae Insula", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: France

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.4 inches
12.2 x 8.6 cm

Delightful little map of the area surrounding Paris, embellished with a strapwork 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

A nice impression on a sheet with some minor marginal chips, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $95

Closed on 2/20/2008

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