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Auction 168, Lot 478

"Britannia", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Northwestern France

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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Charming miniature map of Brittany embellished with a stipple engraved sea, showing the surrounding region from Granville to the mouth of the Loire River. 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: $95 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 6/6/2018