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