Auction 126, Lot 533

"Hispania", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

Delightful miniature map of the Iberian Peninsula embellished with tiny ships and a strapwork title 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.

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

Condition: A

The map has been professionally remargined and backed with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/3/2008