Period: 1601 (published)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm
Miniature map of Hungary and the surrounding region. The tiny map is centered on Budapest and is filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle and colored in red. 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 in Antwerp by Plantin Press. Latin text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #2800:333.
A nice impression with attractive color and marginal soiling. There is a damp stain at top right, just entering map border, with a resulting chip that has been professionally repaired.