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Auction 167, Lot 358

"Natoliae quae olim Asia Minor Nova Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Turkey & Cyprus

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

A handsome miniature map of Turkey, oriented with north at the bottom, filled with place names and rivers. The islands of Cyprus, Crete and Rhodes are noted. 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: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/28/2018