Auction 133, Lot 530

"Italiae Typus", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Italy

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.8 inches
10.2 x 7.1 cm

Tiny map of Italy, Corsica, and part of Sardinia and Sicily. The map is unadorned and shows only major rivers, lakes and cities. 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

There is a worm track in the top margin, just outside the plate mark.

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/1/2010