Period: 1601 (circa)
Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.6 x 3.3 inches
11.7 x 8.4 cm
Lovely miniature map of Belgium, showing Dunquerque, Ghent and Brussels. The map is adorned 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.
Lightly toned in margins.