Catalog Archive
Auction 123, Lot 519

"Limania", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: France

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Delightful miniature map of the Allier (Elauer) River and valley in south-central France. The map is oriented with north to the right. Cleremont (Clermont-Ferrand) is near the middle at top. 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.) pp. 86-89.

Condition: A

A fine impression with some minor marginal soil.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 2/20/2008