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Auction 146, Lot 547

"Ducatus Osroiczensis et Zatoriensis Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Southern Poland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.8 inches
10.2 x 7.1 cm
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A miniature map of the region just west of Krakow in southern Poland, with the Vistula River running prominently across the top. 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: $140 - $180


Closed on 9/4/2013