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Auction 147, Lot 536

"Cyprus Insula", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Cyprus

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 3 inches
10.4 x 7.6 cm
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This tiny map is a charming depiction of the island showing the rivers and cities. The island is surrounded by sailing ships 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; Stylianou #72, fig. 75.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/20/2013