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Auction 154, Lot 461

"Livonia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm

Delightful little map of Estonia and Latvia depicts forests, rivers and major cities. Adorned with a nice strapwork cartouche and a stippled sea. The map was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. The maps were copied from Philip Galle's 1598 edition of the Epitome and were considered superior to Galle's maps. This series of maps was accompanied by text by Michel Coignet and was published in Antwerp by Jan van Keerbergen. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd Edition) pp. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1710:333.

Condition: A

Attractive color with a chip in top right corner that has been professionally repaired with old paper, with loss of a minute amount of border.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/16/2015