Auction 154, Lot 556

"Illyricum", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Western Balkans

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.9 x 3.6 inches
12.4 x 9.1 cm

Miniature map of northeastern section of the Balkans - present day Slovenia and Croatia. It is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and a stipple-engraved 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) #7601:333.

Condition: A

Attractive color on watermarked paper with a chip in top right corner that has been professionally repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/16/2015

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