Auction 168, Lot 500

"Germania", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

Centered on Germany, this map actually covers most of Central Europe from the Meuse to the Vistua rivers, and from the North and Baltic seas to the Italian Alps. 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: $60

Closed on 6/6/2018

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