Auction 157, Lot 440

"Europa", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Europe

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

This miniature map of Europe is enclosed in a wide border marking the degrees of latitude and longitude and is beautifully engraved with stippled seas and tiny animals throughout the interior. 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) #1000:333.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example with a dark impression and a professionally repaired chip at top right, not affecting image.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/4/2016

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