Auction 150, Lot 541

"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.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with a printer's crease through map, minor show-through of text on verso, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 9/17/2014