Auction 159, Lot 479

"Gades", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Cadiz, Spain

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm

Attractive miniature map of the Bay of Cadiz which includes the city of Cadiz, San Fernando, and the southwestern coast of Spain. Strapwork title and distance scale cartouches, a tiny sailing ship, and sea monsters decorate the map. 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) #6115:333.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a professionally repaired chip at top right, just outside of image.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/14/2016