Auction 133, Lot 444

"Guasconiae Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: France

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 2.8 inches
10.2 x 7.1 cm

This handsome miniature map shows the region of Gasconia in southwest France from the mouth of the Garonne River to the Pyrenees. 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: $55

Closed on 9/1/2010

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