Auction 126, Lot 599

"Romania, Bulgaria, Walachia et Syrfia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.2 inches
12.2 x 8.1 cm

This delicately engraved miniature map of the Eastern Balkans, centered on Bulgaria, includes the Bosphorus and Constantinople. 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 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/3/2008

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