Auction 161, Lot 573

"Bohemia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm

Miniature map centered on Prague and densely engraved with details of the surrounding countryside. 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) #2850:333.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a professionally repaired chip at top right, well outside of image.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/8/2017

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