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Auction 171, Lot 508

"Valentia Regnum", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Eastern Spain

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 2.8 inches
9.9 x 7.1 cm
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A miniature map of the region of Valencia, showing small towns, rivers, and political divisions. 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 show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 2/6/2019