Auction 130, Lot 552

"Helvetiae Descriptio Aegidio Tschudo Autore", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm

This miniature map of Switzerland is oriented with south at the top. 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 small worm hole touching the neatline at upper left.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $65

Closed on 12/2/2009