Auction 159, Lot 425

"Hibernia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

Fine miniature map of Ireland with major cities, rivers and lakes named. North is oriented to the right of the map and it is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche and simple scale of miles. 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; Law, p. 12; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #5900:333.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet of watermarked paper with a professionally repaired chip at top right, just outside of image, and a small tear confined to right blank margin.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/14/2016