Auction 130, Lot 482

"Galliae Narbonensiora Maritima Recenti", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: France

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm

A unique compass rose orients this tiny map of Provence with south at the top. The Rhone estuary is shown and the Mediterranean coastline from Marseille to Narbonne. The map is further adorned with a tiny ship and a decorative title cartouche. Pietro Maria Marchetti produced the second pocket atlas based on Abraham Ortelius' folio Theatrum. It is often referred to as the plagiarized version of the Epitome. The copper plates are closely copied from those of Philip Galle's 1593 Italian edition. On a full sheet (5.5 x 7.5") of Italian text.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 78-79.

Condition: B+

There is a minor paper weakness at center, else fine.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/2/2009

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