Auction 157, Lot 473

"Anglia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.6 x 3.4 inches
11.7 x 8.6 cm

This charming miniature map is oriented with north to the right. Key cities and rivers are depicted, along with a large mountain range running vertically through England. 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) #5100:333.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/4/2016

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