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Auction 156, Lot 457

"Prussia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.5 inches
12.2 x 8.9 cm

Miniature map of the Prussian Empire, which takes in part of present-day Poland, with Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Konigsperg). It is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and 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. This series of maps was accompanied by text by Michel Coignet and was published in Antwerp by Plantin Press. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1720:333.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color. There is a damp stain at top right, confined to the blank margin, with a resulting chip that has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/17/2016