Catalog Archive
Auction 167, Lot 281

"Livoniae Nova Descriptio Ioanne Portantio Autore", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Baltic Sea, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.9 inches
10.2 x 7.4 cm

A charming small map of the eastern Baltic Sea and present-day Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. A ship and a fanciful sea monster grace the Baltic Sea. 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 minor marginal soiling and a bit of show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 3/28/2018