Catalog Archive
Auction 167, Lot 296

"Portugalliae que olim Lusitania Novissima et Exactissima Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

This is the miniature map of Portugal is oriented with north to the right and adorned with a strapwork title cartouche, a sailing ship and fully stipple engraved seas. 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.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 3/28/2018