Auction 134, Lot 464

"[Lot of 2] Burgundiae Ducatus [and] Burgundiae Comitatus", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: France

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm

Pair of miniature maps covering the historical Burgundy regions in France. 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. Printed on full sheets (5.5 x 7.5") of Italian text.

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

Condition: A

The map of Burgundiae Comitatus has an unobtrusive brown ink mark within the map, else both are fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 12/1/2010