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Auction 123, Lot 571

"Oswiecz, et Zator", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Poland

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Tiny map depicting the duchies of Oswieczin and Zator in the southern part of Poland, showing a portion of the Carpathian Mountains at bottom. 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 toning.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/20/2008