Auction 157, Lot 500

"Dania", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Denmark & Sweden

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm

Miniature map covering Denmark including that part of Sweden that was then controlled by Denmark. 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) #1500:333.

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: $95

Closed on 5/4/2016

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