"Valentiae Regnum", Ortelius/Coignet
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm
Charming miniature map of Valencia and vicinity decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, ship and sea monster. 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 B. Vrients. Latin text on verso.
Original color with slight oxidation and a bit of light foxing.