Auction 168, Lot 487

"Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locupleissima Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 2.9 inches
10.2 x 7.4 cm

This is an attractive miniature version of Ortelius' important map of the Iberian peninsula. 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.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $70

Closed on 6/6/2018

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