Auction 127, Lot 761

"Aegyptus", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.6 x 3.2 inches
11.7 x 8.1 cm

Miniature map showing the Nile valley in great detail with numerous place names. It 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+

Estimate: $120 - $180

Unsold

Closed on 2/25/2009

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