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Auction 156, Lot 419

"Islandia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.4 inches
11.7 x 8.6 cm

Charming miniature map of Iceland based on Ortelius' important map of the island. Major cities are named and the sea is stipple engraved. Strapwork title cartouche at lower right. 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. This series of maps was accompanied by text by Michel Coignet and was published by Jan B. Vrients. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1250:333.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color. There are a few damp stains confined to the blank margins, with a resulting chip at top right that has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/17/2016