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Auction 147, Lot 501

"Corcyra vel Corfu", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Corfu, Greece

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 2.9 inches
10.4 x 7.4 cm
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Miniature map of this important Greek island, handsomely adorned with a sailing ship and a sea monster. 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 measuring 5.5 x 7.5".

References: King (2nd Edition) pp. 78-79.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with marginal soiling and minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/20/2013