Auction 130, Lot 588

"Transilvania", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Romania

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Miniature map of Romania and Hungary and the surrounding region. The tiny map is filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle and colored in red. 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: $140 - $180

Unsold

Closed on 12/2/2009

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