Auction 169, Lot 586

"Cremae Ager", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 2.8 inches
9.9 x 7.1 cm

Delightful miniature map centered on Crema in the Lombardy province. 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: B+

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

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 9/12/2018