Auction 127, Lot 533

"Cataloniae Principatus", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Spain

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 covering Catalonia including Barcelona and the Costa Brava decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches. 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: $140

Closed on 2/25/2009

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