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Auction 168, Lot 560

"Campagna di Roma", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

This charming miniature map is centered on Rome with north oriented to the left. The map depicts the rivers, towns, and topography in the surrounding province. 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

A nice impression on a bright sheet with minor soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $95 - $120


Closed on 6/6/2018