Auction 139, Lot 471

"Andaluzia", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Andalusia, Spain

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 3.3 inches
10.9 x 8.4 cm

This tiny map covers the region surrounding Seville and the important port of Cadiz. 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

There are a couple spots of candle wax in the text, else fine.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $85

Closed on 2/15/2012