Auction 125, Lot 655

"Typus Regni Neapolitani", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1612 (published)

Publication: Compendio dal Theatro

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

Charming miniature map of southern Italy and the Dalmatian coast. 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

Minor damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $140

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/24/2008

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