"Cremae Ager", Ortelius/Coignet
Period: 1601 (circa)
Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.5 x 3.4 inches
11.4 x 8.6 cm
Delightful miniature map of Crema in the Lombardy province. The map is embellished with a nice strapwork title cartouche at the upper 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.
Light marginal toning, still fine.