Auction 125, Lot 590

"Westfalia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Germany

Period: 1612 (published)

Publication: Compendio dal Theatro

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

This miniature map is centered on Munster and oriented with north at right. Includes the cities of Oldenburg, Wiedenbruck, Hamm, and Vreden and is adorned with strapwork title and scale cartouches. 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

Minor damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100


Closed on 9/24/2008