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Auction 138, Lot 601

"Typus Vindeliciae sive Utriusque Bavariae", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Germany

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 3.2 inches
10.9 x 8.1 cm

Charming miniature map of the Danube River valley in the state of Bavaria in southern Germany. Munich (Munchen) is located just left of center. 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

Marginal soiling.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 12/7/2011