Subject: Sardinia & Corsica
Period: 1598 (circa)
Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo
Color: Hand Color
4.1 x 2.9 inches
10.4 x 7.4 cm
This charming miniature map delineates all of Sardinia and part of Corsica. North is oriented to the left. The stipple engraved sea is embellished with a sailing ship and 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.
Watermarked paper with marginal soiling and minor show-through of text on verso.