Auction 127, Lot 764

"Fessae, et Marocci Regna", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.2 inches
11.7 x 8.1 cm

Charming small map of the northwest tip of Africa with Fez showing as the principal city. It 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: B+

There is slight show-through of the text on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $150


Closed on 2/25/2009