Auction 168, Lot 587

"Turcici Imperii Descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

The delightful miniature map covers the Turkish Empire extending from the Eastern Mediterranean through the Caspian Sea. 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: $55

Closed on 6/6/2018

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