Subject: Spain & Portugal
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm
Delightful miniature map of the Iberian Peninsula embellished with tiny ships and a strapwork title 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.
References: King (2nd ed.) p.86-87.
The map has been professionally remargined and backed with Japanese tissue.