Austria Innsbruck Tirolis Garda Comitatus Ortelius 1655 scarce miniature old map
$ 125.00

Tirolis Comitatus.

(Lago di Como - Mantua - Trent - Munster - Frisingen - Saltzburg - Austria - Innsbruck - Tirolis - Garda - Comitatus - Ortelius)

Issued Venice, c. 1655 by Turrini. [a re-issue of Marcheti's 1598 plate].

Charming little mid-17th century engraved miniature map with lovely, full hand color.

On the verso of the map is text-- not necessarily regarding the present 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.

Sheet measures c. 5 1/4" x 3 1/2".

Printed area measures c. 3 7/8" x 2 7/8".


Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , 4, p. 297.