Subject: Spain & Portugal
Period: 1601 (published)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
5 x 3.4 inches
12.7 x 8.6 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 van Keerbergen. Latin text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #6000:333.
A nice example with a professionally repaired chip at top right, just outside of image, and a small damp stain at top left.