"Brabantiae Recens Descri.", Ortelius/Marchetti
Subject: Low Countries
Period: 1598 (circa)
Publication: Theatro del Mondo
Color: Hand Color
4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm
Oriented with north to the right, this miniature map of Brabant includes Rotterdam, Antwerp and Brussels. 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.