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Auction 168, Lot 447

"Hibernia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.3 inches
11.7 x 8.4 cm

Fine miniature map of Ireland with major cities, rivers and lakes named. North is oriented to the right of the map and it is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche and simple scale of miles. 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.) p. 86-87; Law, p. 12; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #5900:333.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with light toning and minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/6/2018