Auction 125, Lot 498

"Prussia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1612 (published)

Publication: Compendio dal Theatro

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

Miniature map of the Prussian Empire, which takes in part of present-day Poland, with Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Konigsperg). It is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche, stipple engraved sea. 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 in Antwerp by Plantin Press. Italian text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87.

Condition: A

Faint damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $130 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/24/2008