Auction 159, Lot 562

"Larius Lacus", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Lake Como, Italy

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm

Alluring little map of Lake Como based on the cartography of Paulus Jovius and adorned 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) #7026:333.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a professionally repaired chip at top right, just outside of image, with a short tear and hole in border also professionally repaired.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/14/2016

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