"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situ Neoterica Descri", Ortelius/Marchetti
Period: 1598 (circa)
Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo
Color: Hand Color
4.1 x 2.9 inches
10.4 x 7.4 cm
A charming miniature map of Greece with its numerous surrounding islands, extending east to include Istanbul and a bit of the western coastline of Turkey. 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 7.6".
References: King (2nd Edition) pp. 78-79.
A nice example on watermarked paper with light show-through of text on verso and marginal soiling.