Auction 159, Lot 556

"Marca Anconitana", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Eastern Italy

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.4 inches
11.7 x 8.6 cm

Miniature map of the coastal province of Marshe with the port city of Ancona. It is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. 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) #7350:333.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 9/14/2016