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Auction 143, Lot 424

"Europa", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Europe

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.2 inches
11.9 x 8.1 cm
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This miniature map of Europe was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Gerdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. The map is enclosed in a wide border marking the degrees of latitude and longitude and is beautifully engraved with stippled seas and tiny animals throughout the interior. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd edition) pp. 86-87.

Condition: A

A dark impression with a minor printer's ink smudge in bottom border and a few tiny spots in blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/13/2013