Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm
Delightful miniature map of the Allier (Elauer) River and valley in south-central France. The map is oriented with north to the right. Cleremont (Clermont-Ferrand) is near the middle top margin. The map was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenberg 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.) pp. 88-89.
There is some show through of text in margins, else fine.