Auction 130, Lot 527

"Franconia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: 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

Charming, miniature map that details the Main River valley including Frankfurt am Main, Wurzburg, Bamberg and Nurnberg. It is adorned with a nice strapwork title cartouche at the lower left. It 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 in margins, else fine.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Unsold

Closed on 12/2/2009

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