Auction 136, Lot 624

"Turcici Imperii Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 3.3 inches
10.4 x 8.4 cm

The delightful miniature map covers the Turkish Empire extending from the Eastern Mediterranean through the Caspian Sea. 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: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/1/2011