Auction 162, Lot 579

"Pedemontana Regio", 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

This charming miniature map of the Piedmont region shows rivers, mountains and cities, including Turin, Milan and Genoa. 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 by Jan van Keerbergen. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7050:333.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a clean, bright sheet with a professionally repaired chip at top right and a small abrasion in the border at top right.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $50

Closed on 4/26/2017