Auction 126, Lot 438

"Tercera", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Azores

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.4 inches
12.2 x 8.6 cm

Charming miniature map showing the island and the important port of Angra. Decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches, a sailing ship and two tiny sea monsters. 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 by Jan B. Vrients. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Estimate: $110 - $160

Sold for: $45

Closed on 12/3/2008