"Veroma Duorum Eorum que Confinium", Ortelius/Marchetti
Subject: Northern France
Period: 1598 (circa)
Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo
Color: Hand Color
4.1 x 2.9 inches
10.4 x 7.4 cm
Appealing miniature map of the old region of Vermandois in northwestern France extending from Peronne in the west to Guise in the east, now included in the departments of Aisne and Somme. It is oriented with east at the top, and is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche and a distance scale. 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 5.6 x 7.5".
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 78-79.
A clean and bright example with a crisp impression and minor show-through of text on verso.