Auction 133, Lot 412

"Pomeraniae Wandalice Regionis Tipus", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.8 inches
10.2 x 7.1 cm

Charming miniature map of the historic region of Pomerania on the shores of the Baltic Sea. It includes present-day Poland with the Vistula delta; Rostok and Germany to the west and Belarus to the east. The tiny map is decorated with a nice cartouche, two sea monsters and a sailing ship. 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: $95 - $120

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/1/2010