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Auction 156, Lot 532

"Hungaria", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Hungary

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Miniature map of Hungary and the surrounding region. The tiny map is centered on Budapest and is filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle and colored in red. Strapwork title 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. 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) #2800:333.

Condition: B+

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

Estimate: $110 - $140


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