Auction 146, Lot 599

"Perusia", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.8 inches
10.2 x 7.1 cm

This miniature map centers on the city of Perugia, located just east of Lake Trasimeno. 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

On watermarked paper with show-through of text on verso and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 9/4/2013