Auction 126, Lot 443

"Septentrionales Reg.", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: North Atlantic and Arctic

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.1 inches
11.7 x 7.9 cm

Handsome miniature map based on Ortelius' important map of the Arctic regions and the North Atlantic with the mythical islands of Drogeo and Frieslant. It 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 (1st) pp. 74-75.

Condition: A

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/3/2008