Catalog Archive
Auction 161, Lot 547

"Valentiae Regnum", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Eastern Spain

Period: 1601 (dated)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm

Charming miniature map of Valencia and vicinity decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, ship and 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) #6155:333.

Condition: A

A clean, bright sheet with a couple of printer's creases in left blank margin and a professionally repaired chip at top right, just outside of image.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/8/2017