"Franciae Insula", Ortelius/Vrients
Period: 1601 (circa)
Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.4 inches
12.2 x 8.6 cm
Delightful little map of the area surrounding Paris, embellished with a strapwork cartouche. 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.
A nice impression on a sheet with some minor marginal chips, not affecting the map.