Auction 169, Lot 591

"Ducatus Mediolanenis Finitimarumque Regionis", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Northwestern Italy

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 2.9 inches
10.2 x 7.4 cm

Miniature map of northwestern Italy oriented with north to the right and decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. The map is centered roughly on Milan and Lake Como and shows the Po River system quite well. 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

Nice impression with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/12/2018