Auction 127, Lot 518

"Guasconiae Descriptio", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: France

Period: 1612 (published)

Publication: Compendio dal Theatro

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

This miniature map covers the French wine region of Bordeaux and is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. 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 in Antwerp by Plantin Press. Italian text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Minor damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $95 - $130

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/25/2009

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