Auction 124, Lot 500

"Wirtenberg Duc.", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Germany

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Delightful little map of the Baden-Wurttemberg region, with Ulm located at the lower right along the Danube. It is embellished with a strapwork title 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 includes 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 fine impression with some minor marginal soil and a couple of short tears in the lower margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $0

Closed on 5/7/2008