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Auction 161, Lot 576

"Helvetia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Delightful miniature map of Switzerland decorated 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) #4900:333.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/8/2017