Auction 141, Lot 14

"Globus Terrestris", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: World

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.7 inches
12.4 x 9.4 cm

Captivating miniature double hemisphere map with a landscape below the spheres centered on a church. This map appeared in Jan Baptist Vrients' editions of Ortelius' Epitome as an addition to the rectangular world map on Mercator's projection. The title appears in the top margin. Latin text on verso.

References: Shirley #231.

Condition: A

A few faint spots and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/5/2012