Auction 154, Lot 543

"Russia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Russia

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

This miniature map covers the Russian Empire in Eastern Europe and is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. 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) #1800:333.

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 neatline.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/16/2015

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