Auction 136, Lot 679

"Tartaria", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1604 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.2 inches
11.9 x 8.1 cm

Charming miniature map covering the northern part of Asia. Corea is depicted as a long peninsula protected by the kingdom of China and the Great Wall. 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, which was translated into German by Levinus Hulsius, and was published by Jan B. Vrients. German text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Tooley p. 319

Condition: B+

A small stain in lower blank margin just entering neatline.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 6/1/2011