"India Orient", Ortelius/Coignet
Subject: Southeast Asia
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.6 x 3.1 inches
11.7 x 7.9 cm
Delightful miniature map covering East and Southeast Asia with Americae Pars in the upper right corner. It 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.
References: King (1st) pp. 74-75.
Original color with slight oxidation.