Auction 139, Lot 502

"Salisburgum", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Austria

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 is drawn as though on a parchment with its edges curling up to reveal a view of the city beneath it. 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: $110 - $140


Closed on 2/15/2012