Auction 126, Lot 663

"Asia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Asia

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 charming little map is a simplified version of Ortelius' folio map of the continent with depictions of an exotic elephant and camels in the interior. 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: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/3/2008

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