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Auction 157, Lot 637

"Asia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Asia

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm

This charming little map is a simplified version of Ortelius' folio map of the continent with depictions of an exotic elephant and camels in 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) #8000:333.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/4/2016