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Auction 167, Lot 336

"Siena", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

This tiny map depicts the region of Tuscany, with north oriented to the left, extending from Siena to Orbetello. The extensive river system is shown along with many towns. 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: B+

There is a small chip just below the title that has been archivally repaired, with a minor amount of the neatline replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 3/28/2018