Auction 168, Lot 48

"Globus Coelestis", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with light toning and a few small damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/6/2018

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