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Auction 167, Lot 398

"Carthaginis Celiberimi Sinus Tipus", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 2.8 inches
9.9 x 7.1 cm
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Miniature map showing Tunis and its surroundings decorated with a ship firing a cannon and a strapwork title cartouche. The map depicts the ancient site of Carthage with its strategic harbor that controlled trade in the Mediterranean. 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