Catalog Archive
Auction 167, Lot 323

"Slavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, Bosniae, Descri.", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Northern Balkans

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 2.9 inches
10.4 x 7.4 cm

Lovely miniature map of northeastern section of the Balkans - present day Slovenia and Croatia with the Adriatic Sea located at the lower left. The map is filled with tiny cities and good detail of the rivers systems. 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