Auction 155, Lot 673

"Barbaria, et Biledulgerid", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Miniature map of the infamous Barbary coast and much of the western Mediterranean, embellished with a strapwork 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 ed.) pp. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8610:333.

Condition: A

A nice impression and attractive color with a chip in top right corner that has been professionally repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Unsold

Closed on 11/18/2015

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