Auction 159, Lot 386

"Tercera", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Terceira, Azores

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.5 inches
12.2 x 8.9 cm

Charming miniature map showing the island and the important port of Angra. Decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches, a sailing ship and two tiny sea monsters. 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 van Keerbergen. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #6355:333.

Condition: A

A nice example with a professionally repaired chip at top right, just outside of image, a tiny chip at bottom left, and a minor damp stain at top left.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/14/2016