Auction 132, Lot 497

"Saxonia, Thuringia, Misnia", 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

Miniature map of the eastern part of Germany bordering Poland and the Czech Republic. Includes Berlin, Gorlitz, Prag, and Muhlhausen. Decorated with a strapwork style title cartouche. 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. 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


Closed on 6/2/2010