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Auction 167, Lot 306

"Regni Bohemiae Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.9 inches
10.2 x 7.4 cm
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A lovely miniature map of Bohemia, roughly centered on Prague and the Vltava River. 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: B+

A nice impression with a crack visible in the plate at center, a light stain in the top blank margin, and a chip at top left, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 3/28/2018