Auction 134, Lot 506

"Pomerania", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Poland

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

Superb miniature map of the coastal region of Poland. The map is nicely engraved with a stippled sea and a large strapwork style 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

There are some ink smudges in the blank margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 12/1/2010