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Auction 156, Lot 545

"Transilvania", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Romania & Hungary

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.4 inches
12.2 x 8.6 cm

Miniature map of Romania and Hungary and the surrounding region from an Italian edition of the pocket atlas. The tiny map is filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle. This map is from the third epitome of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum. The maps in this edition were copied from Phillip Galle's final edition of 1598 but were drawn and engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius with wide borders with latitude and longitude shown. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7700:333.

Condition: A

Attractive color with a good impression that is weak at top left. 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