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Auction 147, Lot 518

"Ischia Ins", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Ischia, Italy

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 2.7 inches
9.9 x 6.9 cm
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Charming miniature map of this Italian island famous for its therapeutic baths. The map is oriented with north to the bottom, and towns are depicted as tiny castles. 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: $110 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/20/2013