Subject: Eastern Italy
Period: 1601 (published)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.6 x 3.4 inches
11.7 x 8.6 cm
Charming miniature map of the province of Abruzzi on the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is embellished 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 in Antwerp by Jan van Keerbergen. Latin text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7430:333.
A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a professionally repaired chip at top right, not affecting image.