Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm
Miniature map of the middle region of France locates the city of Bourges at center. It is decorated with a strapwork title and scale cartouches. 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 some oxidation, but no paper weakness.