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Auction 167, Lot 369

"Percici sive Sophorum Regni Tipus", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm
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This handsome little map covers the Persian Empire between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf and includes much of present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. 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

A nice impression with some printer's ink residue at bottom left.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 3/28/2018