"Larius Lacus", Ortelius/Coignet
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm
Alluring little map of Lake Como based on the cartography of Paulus Jovius and adorned with a strapwork title cartouche. This map is from the third epitome of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum, copied from Phillip Galle's final edition of 1598, but drawn and engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius with wide borders with latitude and longitude shown. Latin text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87.