"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.