"Ducatus Mediolanensis Finitimarumque Regionis", Ortelius/Marchetti
Subject: Northern 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 northern Italy is centered on Milan, extending north past Lake Como to include a bit of Switzerland. The extensive river system is shown along with many towns. 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.
A nice example on watermarked paper with a worm track in top blank margin.