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Auction 159, Lot 480

"Portugallia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm
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Delightful miniature map with north oriented to the right. Decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches and a sea monster. 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) #6300:333.

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: $110 - $140


Closed on 9/14/2016