Auction 168, Lot 493

"Gades", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Cadiz, Spain

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

A handsome map of Cadiz and its surrounding bay, decorated with an oared ship. 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: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/6/2018

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