Auction 127, Lot 527

"Hispania", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm

Delightful miniature map of the Iberian Peninsula embellished with tiny ships and 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 by Jan B. Vrients. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/25/2009

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