Auction 161, Lot 611

"Bressiano", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Attractive miniature map of the Lombardy region between Lake Iseo and Lake Garda with Brescia near the center. 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) #7140:333.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a professionally repaired chip at top right, not affecting image.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $46

Closed on 2/8/2017

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