Catalog Archive
Auction 167, Lot 320

"Transilvania", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Romania & Hungary

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.9 inches
10.2 x 7.4 cm

Attractive miniature map of Romania and Hungary and the surrounding region. The tiny map is filled with place names, each symbolized by a tiny castle and pictorial depictions of the mountainous countryside. 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