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Auction 167, Lot 314

"Poloniae Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Eastern Europe, Poland

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.9 inches
10.2 x 7.4 cm

Charming miniature map covering all of Poland plus extending into Russia in the north and to the Black Sea in the southeast. The map is filled with information on towns and rivers. 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: $110

Closed on 3/28/2018