"Valentia Regnum", Ortelius/Marchetti
Subject: Eastern Spain
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo
Color: Hand Color
4 x 2.8 inches
10.2 x 7.1 cm
A miniature map of the region of Valencia, showing small towns, rivers, and political divisions. 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 of Italian text (5.5 x 7.5").
References: King (2nd Edition) pp. 78-79.
There is show-through of text on verso and marginal soiling.