Auction 149, Lot 14

"Globus Terrestris", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: World

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm

Captivating miniature double-hemisphere map with a landscape below the spheres centered on a church. The map shows a huge Terra Australis Incognita, and North America extends far north and west with the place names Quivira, California, Florida, and Totonteac. 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, published between 1601-09.

References: Shirley #231; King (2nd Ed.) pp. 88-89; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #0001:332B.

Condition: A

A nice impression with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/21/2014