Auction 126, Lot 506

"Livonia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Delightful little map of Estonia and Latvia depicts forests, rivers and major cities. Nice strapwork 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 by Jan B. Vrients. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $85

Closed on 12/3/2008