Auction 161, Lot 617

"Typus Regni Neapolitani", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Southern Italy

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Charming miniature map of southern Italy and the Dalmatian coast. It is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche, stipple engraved sea. 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) #7400:333.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/8/2017