"Campagna di Roma", Ortelius/Marchetti
Subject: Central Italy
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 is centered on Rome with north oriented to the left. The map depicts the rivers, towns, and topography in the surrounding province. 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 sheet of Italian text measuring 5.4 x 7.5".
References: King (2nd ed) pp. 78-79.
Watermarked paper with a printer's crease through map, minor show-through of text on verso, and marginal soiling.