Auction 146, Lot 519

"Valentia Regnum", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Eastern Spain

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: A

There is show-through of text on verso and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/4/2013

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