Romani Imperii Imago.
Antwerp, 1606, English text edition. 350 x 495.
Fine original colour; small repaired tear in title area (apparent when held up to light), otherwise good.
The second plate prepared (after 1592) of the Roman Empire, drawn by Ortelius and published in the 'Paregon' section. From the rare English text edition of the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. Marcel van den Broecke records that Skelton's estimate of a 1000 copies of this edition is probably much too high. A number of 250 seems more likely. Compare this number with up to 7000 examples of some of the other Ortelius maps produced. Unlike others editions of the atlas this one was produced by first printing the plates in Antwerp and then adding the text in London. The text was printed by John Norton and John Bill. RARE.
Van den BROEKE: 188.