Auction 162, Lot 482

"Artois", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 3 inches
10.4 x 7.6 cm

This charming miniature map depicts the Artois region within the present-day department of Pas-de-Calais. Only key rivers and cities are shown, including Lens, Bethune, and Douai. 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 sheet of Italian text measuring 5.5 x 7.6".

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

Condition: A

A crisp impression with light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $70

Closed on 4/26/2017