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Auction 151, Lot 502

"Gallia", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: France

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 2.9 inches
10.4 x 7.4 cm

This tiny map of France is filled with towns, and rivers, and bounded by the Pyrenees in the south and the Alps in the east. The map extends to show southern England, with London noted. 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 5.4 x 7.5".

References: King (2nd Edition) pp. 78-79.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a clean, bright sheet with minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 11/19/2014