Catalog Archive
Auction 161, Lot 600

"Histria", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Istria Peninsula, Croatia

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm

Charming miniature map covering the Istria Peninsula in modern day Croatia. 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 in Antwerp by Jan van Keerbergen. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7180:333.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a tiny hole along the neatline at bottom and a professionally repaired chip at top right, not affecting image.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/8/2017