Auction 126, Lot 534

"Scenographia Totius Fabricae S. Laurentii in Escoriali", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Spain

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

Miniature version of one of the most unusual engravings included in Ortelius' atlas. When Ortelius designed the historical maps for his atlas he expressed his regret that the seven wonders of the ancient world no longer existed. He presented the view of the Escorial, the newly built seat of King Phillip II of Spain, as a modern counterpart. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

There are a couple minor spots in the blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $150


Closed on 12/3/2008