Auction 159, Lot 539

"Italia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Italy

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm

Charming little map of Italy including Corsica and parts of Sardinia and Sicily. 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) 7000#:333.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with professional repairs to a chip at top right, just outside of image, and a tiny hole in the border.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/14/2016

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