Period: 1601 (circa)
Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm
Charming, miniature map details the Main River valley including Frankfurt am Main, Wurzburg, Bamberg and Nurnberg. The map is adorned with a nice strapwork title cartouche at the lower left. 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. Italian text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87.
Nice impression. Marginal stains, couple of chips, still fine.