"Valentiae Regnum", Ortelius/Coignet
Subject: Eastern Spain
Period: 1601 (dated)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm
Charming miniature map of Valencia and vicinity decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, ship and sea monster. 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) #6155:333.
A clean, bright sheet with a couple of printer's creases in left blank margin and a professionally repaired chip at top right, just outside of image.