"Barbaria, et Bilevulgerid", Ortelius/Coignet
Subject: Africa - Northern
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm
Miniature map of the infamous Barbary coast engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. Beautifully engraved with stippled seas and a strapwork title cartouche. 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. Minor uneven toning in blank margins.