Auction 126, Lot 535

"Gades", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Spain

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm

Attractive miniature map of the Bay of Cadiz decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches, tiny sailing ships and sea monsters. 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: $110 - $160

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/3/2008