Auction 136, Lot 483

"Ingiltera", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm

This handsome miniature map focuses on England and Wales with north oriented to the right. 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 (1st ed.) p.141 & (2nd ed.) pp.78-79.

Condition: A

Some minor spots in blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/1/2011