Auction 172, Lot 376


"Europa", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Europe

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre de l'Univers

Color: Black & White

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 van Keerbergen. French text on verso.

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

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light toning, an old tape stain in the top blank margin, and remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 4/17/2019