"Ischia Insula", Ortelius/Vrients
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.6 x 3.2 inches
11.7 x 8.1 cm
Charming miniature map of this Italian island famous for its therapeutic baths. 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.
Nice original color with slight oxidation.