Auction 130, Lot 491

"Languedoc", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: France

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.2 inches
12.2 x 8.1 cm

Lovely, miniature map of southern France, including a portion of the French Riviera from Marseilles to Narbone, including Avignon and Arles. It is decorated with a strapwork cartouche at the left. The map 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: A+

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/2/2009

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