Auction 133, Lot 440

"Poictou", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: France

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm

Miniature map showing the western region of France including La Rochelle, Limoges and Nantes. 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

Unsold

Closed on 9/1/2010

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