Auction 161, Lot 637

"Corsica", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Corsica

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.6 x 3.4 inches
11.7 x 8.6 cm

Charming miniature map of Corsica with north oriented to the 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. This example erroneously has the title Melita printed above the map.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7520:333.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/8/2017

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