"Guasconiae Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti
Period: 1598 (circa)
Publication: Theatro del Mondo
Color: Hand Color
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.