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Auction 166, Lot 15

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: World

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 3.1 inches
10.9 x 7.9 cm
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Galle's miniature Ortelius atlas enjoyed so much success that it was copied by Pietro Marchetti for the Italian market. This map is based on Ortelius' oval map of the world with huge polar continents providing balance for the world's continents. A Northwest Passage is prominently featured. Italian text on verso.

References: Shirley #214; King (2nd ed.) pp. 78-79.

Condition: A

A dark impression with minor marginal soiling and remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/14/2018