Auction 136, Lot 524

"Britannia", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: France

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 2.8 inches
10.2 x 7.1 cm

Charming miniature map of Brittany embellished with a stipple engraved sea, showing the surrounding region from Granville to the mouth of the Loire River. 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 (5.3 x 7.5") of Italian text.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 78-79.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 6/1/2011

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