Auction 127, Lot 579

"Bohemia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Miniature map centered on Prague and densely engraved with details of the surrounding countryside. The map was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenberg 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

There is a small spot in the upper margin, else fine.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 2/25/2009