Auction 126, Lot 508

"Dania", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Denmark and Sweden

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.2 inches
11.9 x 8.1 cm

Miniature map covering Denmark including that part of Sweden that was then controlled by Denmark. 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: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/3/2008

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