Auction 133, Lot 421

"Gallia Belgica", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm

Charming miniature map covering Belgium and the surrounding region embellished with a sea monster in a stipple engraved sea. 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 faint stain in the text below the map.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/1/2010

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