Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.2 inches
12.2 x 8.1 cm
Charming, miniature map that details the Main River valley including Frankfurt am Main, Wurzburg, Bamberg and Nurnberg. It is adorned with a nice strapwork title cartouche at the lower left. It 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.