Auction 133, Lot 443

"Lotharingia", 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 of northwestern France is oriented with east at the top. It includes the cities of Metz and Nancy, along with many smaller towns. 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


Closed on 9/1/2010