Auction 168, Lot 407

"Tercera ", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Azores

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

Sea monsters and sailing ships circle the island of Terceira on this tiny map. 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. Italian text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 78-79.

Condition: A

Excellent impression with minor marginal soiling and light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/6/2018

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