Auction 130, Lot 489

"Turonensis Ducatus", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: France

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.6 x 3.5 inches
11.7 x 8.9 cm

Delightful miniature map covering the region surrounding Tours decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. 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.) pp. 88-89.

Condition: A

There is some show through of text and some light soil in margins, else fine.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Unsold

Closed on 12/2/2009

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