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Auction 157, Lot 575

"Oropitum", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.8 inches
10.2 x 7.1 cm
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Miniature map of the region including Lake Bolsena and Orvieto in central Italy. 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 5.5 x 7.6".

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

Condition: A

A clean, crisp example with attractive color and light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 5/4/2016