Auction 125, Lot 540

"Artesia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

Attractive miniature map of the border region with Belgium features the cities of Boulogne, Estaples and Abbeville, and inland to include Cambrai. This map is from the third epitome of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum, copied from Phillip Galle's final edition of 1598, but drawn and engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius with wide borders noting latitude and longitude. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Original color with some toning.

Estimate: $80 - $100


Closed on 9/24/2008