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Auction 133, Lot 500

"Austriae Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Austria

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.8 x 2.8 inches
9.7 x 7.1 cm
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A lovely miniature map with the Danube River valley and Pochlarn in the center. The tiny map is filled with place names, each symbolized by an engraved castle and colored in red. 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 (5.4 x 7.5") of Italian text.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 78-79.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/1/2010