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Auction 159, Lot 546

"Patavinum Ter.", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Northeastern Italy

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.9 inches
10.2 x 7.4 cm
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This tiny map of northeastern Italy is centered on Padova, extending west to Vicenza and east to the Gulf of Venice. 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.

Condition: A

A nice example with light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 9/14/2016