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Auction 167, Lot 326

"Corcyra vel Corfu", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Corfu, Greece

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.8 inches
10.2 x 7.1 cm
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Miniature map of this important Greek island, handsomely adorned with a sailing ship and a sea monster. 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 and a bit of show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 3/28/2018