Auction 161, Lot 612

"Cremae Ager", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.6 x 3.4 inches
11.7 x 8.6 cm

Delightful miniature map of Crema in the Lombardy province. The map is embellished with a nice strapwork title cartouche at the upper left. 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) #7142:333.

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: $45

Closed on 2/8/2017

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