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Auction 132, Lot 457

"Calete siu et Bononiensium ditionis accurrata", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: France

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm

This charming miniature map covers the northern coastal region of France including Gravelines, Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer. The map is oriented with west to 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: A+

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $0

Closed on 6/2/2010