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Auction 130, Lot 528

"Westfalia", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Germany

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm
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This miniature map is centered on Munster and oriented with north at right. Includes the cities of Oldenburg, Wiedenbruck, Hamm, and Vreden and is adorned with strapwork title and scale cartouches. 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 in Antwerp by Plantin Press. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $80 - $110

Sold for: $40

Closed on 12/2/2009