Auction 136, Lot 526

"Aniou", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: France

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.4 inches
12.2 x 8.6 cm

This delightful miniature map of the Anjou region is centered on Angiers and the Loire River valley. It is embellished with a strapwork 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. 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: $95 - $120

Unsold

Closed on 6/1/2011

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