Auction 167, Lot 277

"Irlandia", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

A charming map of Ireland, with north oriented to the right, and decorated with two small ships and a sea monster. 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; Law, pp. 10-12.

Condition: A

Excellent impression with minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 3/28/2018

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