Auction 161, Lot 621

"Tuscia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Western Italy

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm

Absolutely charming miniature map of Tuscany with the cities of Florence, Pisa, Livorno and Rome. 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) #7200:333.

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: $75

Closed on 2/8/2017

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