Auction 126, Lot 541

"Portugallia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm

Delightful miniature map with north oriented to the right. Decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches and a sea monster. 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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