"Valentiae Regnum", Ortelius/Vrients
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
4.7 x 3.1 inches
11.9 x 7.9 cm
Charming miniature map of Valencia and vicinity decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, ship and sea monster. 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. Latin text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) p.86-87.