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Auction 135, Lot 477

"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.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/16/2011