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Auction 133, Lot 568

"Palestinae Sive Totius", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.8 inches
10.2 x 7.1 cm
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Miniature map of the Promised Land showing the wandering of the Children of Israel. This is a reduced version Tilemanno Stella's map of 1557. 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.


Condition: B+

There is a faint stain in the distance scale, else very good.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/1/2010