Auction 123, Lot 619

"Romanum Teritorium", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Italy

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 area surrounding Rome, embellished with a strapwork cartouche. Roma is shown in a pictorial fashion in the lower center of the map. 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 dark impression on a sheet with some minor marginal toning.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/20/2008