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Auction 138, Lot 600

"Saxoniae, Misniae, Thuringiae, Nova Exactissimaq. Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Germany

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 3.3 inches
11.4 x 8.4 cm

Miniature map of the eastern part of Germany bordering Poland and the Czech Republic. 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: $100 - $130


Closed on 12/7/2011