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Auction 172, Lot 440


"Gallia", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: France

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre de l'Univers

Color: Black & White

4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm
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This small, handsome map of France is filled with towns and rivers and bounded by the Pyrenees in the south and the Alps in the east. The map extends to show southern England, with London noted. 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) #4000:333.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with a touch of toning, an old tape stain along the top edge of the sheet, and remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $55

Closed on 4/17/2019