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Auction 168, Lot 516

"Ducatus Osroiczensis et Zatoriensis Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Southern Poland

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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This is a striking miniature map of the region just west of Krakow in southern Poland, with the Vistula River running prominently across the top. 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 a stain in the left blank margin.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 6/6/2018