Subject: France & Switzerland
Period: 1601 (circa)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.6 x 3.3 inches
11.7 x 8.4 cm
Lovely, miniature map showing the Savoy region in France as well as the Swiss Alps, including Lake Geneva at the center. It is decorated with a strapwork cartouche at the left. 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. Italian text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87.
Light marginal soil, else fine.