Auction 134, Lot 465

"Poictou", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: France

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Attractive miniature map of the region including the coastline and the cities of Nantes, Poitiers and Rochelle, with the Loire River prominently noted. 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 by Jan B. Vrients. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87.

Condition: A

Light toning in blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $95 - $120


Closed on 12/1/2010