Auction 157, Lot 505

"Lutzenburg", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Luxembourg

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.9 x 3.6 inches
12.4 x 9.1 cm

Miniature map covering Luxembourg decorated with a 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 by Jan B. Vrients. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #3380:333.

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: $80

Closed on 5/4/2016

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