"Larius Lacus", Ortelius/Coignet
Subject: Lake Como, Italy
Period: 1601 (published)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm
Alluring little map of Lake Como based on the cartography of Paulus Jovius and adorned with 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) #7026:333.
A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a professionally repaired chip at top right, just outside of image, with a short tear and hole in border also professionally repaired.