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Auction 138, Lot 822

"Aegypti Recentior Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 3.1 inches
10.9 x 7.9 cm

Miniature map showing the Nile valley in great detail with numerous place names. 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