Auction 169, Lot 490

"Normandia", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

This handsome miniature map shows the region of Normandy in France, with the coastline extending from Dieppe to Avranches. Italian text on verso.

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.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 78-79.

Condition: A

Excellent impression with minor marginal soiling and some show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $95 - $110

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/12/2018