Auction 130, Lot 518

"Germania", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.2 inches
12.2 x 8.1 cm

Miniature map of the German Empire showing the river systems, mountains, forests and major cities. Strapwork title cartouche. 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: $80 - $120

Sold for: $65

Closed on 12/2/2009

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