Auction 125, Lot 638

"Illyricum", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Balkans

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 northeastern section of the Balkans - present day Slovenia and Croatia. 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


Closed on 9/24/2008