Auction 136, Lot 456

"Tercera", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Azores

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.2 x 3 inches
10.7 x 7.6 cm

Sea monsters and sailing ships circle the island of Terceira on this tiny map. 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

Light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $110 - $150


Closed on 6/1/2011