Belgium Henault c1655 Ortelius charming antique Italian miniature mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Hannonia - Henault .
Issued Venice, c. 1655 by Turrini (Ortelius atlas).
Charming little mid-17th century engraved miniature map with lovely full hand color.
Earlier late 16th century printings of this Ortelius map are much more frequently encountered. This 1655 Venice edition is noteworthy for its scarcity. A close comparison of this example with the 1598 printing reveals the plates used were identical.
Very well-preserved condition overall.
Sheet measures c. 5 1/4" W x 3 1/2" H.
Engraved area measures c. 4" W x 3 1/8" H.
(See Koeman, III, Ort ).
Burden, Mapping of America, 48-50 (mentioning this Marcheti 1598 edition).