"Globus Coelestis", Ortelius/Coignet
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.2 inches
12.2 x 8.1 cm
This, scarce tiny celestial map presents the northern and southern skies with mythological representations of the constellations based on Ptolemy set in a cloud background. 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; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #0010:333.
A crisp impression with light toning and a few small damp stains along the edges of the sheet.