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Auction 167, Lot 311

"Tirolis Comitatus", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Western Austria

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

Delicately engraved miniature map of the Tyrol region of the Alps with Innsbruck at roughly the center of the map, Munich to the left and the Lombardy region of Italy at the right. Although the map indicates that north is at the top of the map, the map is oriented with north to the top left. 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


Closed on 3/28/2018