Auction 170, Lot 538

"Hungariae Descriptio Wolfgango Lasio Desc:", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Hungary

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 Hungary and the surrounding region. The tiny map is centered approximately on Budapest and is filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle. The river systems are a bit exaggerated, with the Danube River flowing across the map, beginning at Vienna at top left. 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.

Estimate: $95 - $120


Closed on 11/14/2018