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Auction 161, Lot 624

"Ducatus Mediolanensis, cum Vicinis Regionibus", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Northwestern Italy

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Miniature map of northern Italy oriented with north to the right and decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. The map is centered roughly on Milan and Lake Como and shows the Po River system quite well. 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) #7020:333.

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