Belgium Henault c1655 Ortelius charming antique miniature mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Hannonia - Henault
issued Venice, c. 1655 by Turrini (Ortelius atlas)
Charming, attractive, well-preserved 17th century engraved map with lovely, full hand color. Includes a nice amount of detail, with many individual cities represented by red, cathedral-like buildings.
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.
In near Fine, clean, well-preserved condition overall.
Scarce mid 17th century re-issue of Marcheti's 1598 plate.
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)