"Forum Iulii", Ortelius/Marchetti
Subject: Northeastern 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 tiny map of northeastern Italy is filled with towns and rivers, extending to show part of Istria. 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 with light show-through of text on verso and a worm track in top blank margin.