Subject: Eastern Italy
Period: 1667 (published)
Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo
Color: Hand Color
3.9 x 2.8 inches
9.9 x 7.1 cm
Charming miniature map of the province of Abruzzi on the Adriatic coast of Italy with a simple title cartouche. Italian text on verso. This example has a long horizontal crack that extends through the middle of the plate.
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.
Excellent impression with minor marginal soiling.