Auction 134, Lot 491

"Germania", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm

Centered on Germany, this map actually covers most of Central Europe from the Meuse to the Vistua rivers, and from the North and Baltic seas to the Italian Alps. 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.

Condition: A

Minor toning in the blank margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/1/2010

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