Auction 165, Lot 413

"Europa", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Europe

Period: 1604 (published)

Publication: Ausszug auss des Abrahami Ortely Theatro Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

This miniature map of Europe is enclosed in a wide border marking the degrees of latitude and longitude and is beautifully engraved with stippled seas and tiny animals throughout the interior. 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 B. Vrients. German text on verso.

References: King (2nd Ed.) p. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1000:333.

Condition: A

A nice impression with a chip at bottom left that has been replaced with old paper and a stain in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 11/15/2017