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Auction 156, Lot 523

"Oswiecz, et Zator", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Southern Poland

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.4 inches
12.2 x 8.6 cm

Tiny map depicting the duchies of Oswieczin and Zator in the southern part of Poland. The map is fully engraved with mountains, forests and a few cities and villages. 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) #1940:333.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color. There is a damp stain at top right, just entering the border a bit, with a resulting chip that has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/17/2016