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Auction 130, Lot 524

"Thietmarsia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Germany

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.2 inches
11.9 x 8.1 cm
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Charming miniature map covering the Ditmarschen region, decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and a sailing ship. The map is oriented with north to the left. 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.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $100 - $140


Closed on 12/2/2009