Catalog Archive
Auction 135, Lot 478

"Flandria", 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

A charming map of Flandria with north oriented towards the right by a tiny compass rose. The miniature map is adorned with cartouches, a coat of arms, a ship and a sea monster. 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

There is a small tear in the bottom margin, not affecting the map or text.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/16/2011