Auction 125, Lot 621

"Hungaria", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Hungary

Period: 1612 (published)

Publication: Compendio dal Theatro

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

Miniature map of Hungary and the surrounding region. The tiny map is centered on Budapest and is filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle and colored in red. 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 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: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/24/2008

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