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Auction 130, Lot 559

"Tirolis Comitatus", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Austria

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm
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Delicately engraved miniature map of the Tyrol region of the Alps with Innsbruck at roughly the center of the map, Munich to the left and the Lombardy region of Italy at the right. 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: A

There is a small worm hole in the upper left margin, just touching the platemark.

Estimate: $120 - $160


Closed on 12/2/2009