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Auction 159, Lot 548

"Pedemontanae Vicinorumque", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Northwestern Italy

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 2.9 inches
10.4 x 7.4 cm
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This tiny map of northwestern Italy is centered on the Po River valley, extending from Genoa to Sanremo along the coast. The extensive river system is shown along with many towns, including Turin. 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.

Condition: A

A nice example with light show-through of text on verso and a worm track in top blank margin.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/14/2016