Brabant Belgium 1655 Ortelius charming antique miniature hand color mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
issued Venice, c. 1655 by Turrini
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.
On the verso of the map is textual information from the original atlas -- not necessarily regarding the presented map.
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.