Auction 167, Lot 256

"Europa", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Europe

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm

This charming miniature map of Europe extends east to the Caspian Sea and includes a partial coastline of Greenland at top. Detail is limited to key rivers and cities. Italian text on verso.

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.

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

Condition: A

Excellent impression with several faint damp stains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 3/28/2018

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