ORTELIUS – ARSENIUS – KEERBERGEN – HULSIUS – MALTA olim MELITA – 1604

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ORTELIUS – ARSENIUS – KEERBERGEN – HULSIUS – 1604

Description

[ORTELIUS, Abraham] – ARSENIUS brothers – KEERBERGEN, Johannes – HULSIUS, Levinus (c.1546-1605)

Title of Map: MALTA / olim / MELITA

Engraver: Ambrosius and Ferdinand Arsenius

Title: Ausszŭg / auss des Abrahami Orte

Publisher: Johan[n]em Keerbergium et Levinum Hulsium

Place: Frankfurt

Year: 1604

Engraving size: 86 x 120mm

Printing method: copper engraving

Description: This is another small map derived from the Ortelius map of 1570. There are a few marked differences. The title is exactly the same, but the cartouche on this example is a simple frame as opposed to the heavier one on the other map. The scale bar has a slightly different design, and Rabbato is written diagonally like the Vrients map. Otherwise, all details are the same, including the graduation. It appears that this map was also engraved by Ambrosius and Ferdinand Arsenius. The map was published in a German translation of the Epitome titled Ausszug auss des Abrahami Ortely… The maps (except for four) are the same as those of the epitome published at Antwerp in 1602 by Michel Coignet. The Malta map has page number 115 at the top right corner, in line with MELITA in letter press at the top centre. The catchword is Die, and the quire mark Giiij. Levinus Hulsius was born in Ghent, Belgium, but lived and worked in the Netherlands and Germany. He died in Frankfurt am Main. He was a maker of fine instruments, geographer, printer and publisher, linguist and lexicographer.

Map already on mounting board prepared for framing

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