Auction 136, Lot 541

"Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locuplettissima Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.3 x 3 inches
10.9 x 7.6 cm

This is an attractive miniature version of Ortelius' important map of the Iberian peninsula. 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: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/1/2011

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