Auction 127, Lot 757

"[Lot of 2] Barbaria, et Biledulgerid [and] Fessae, et Marocci Regna", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm

Pair of miniature maps of the infamous Barbary coast with the kingdoms of Fez and Morocco. The brothers, Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius, engraved the maps for this edition of the Epitome. They had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and were co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. Beautifully engraved with stippled seas and a strapwork title cartouche. 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: $110 - $160


Closed on 2/25/2009