Auction 173, Lot 340

"Oropitum", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

Miniature map of the region including Lake Bolsena and Orvieto in central Italy. 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 and some show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $95 - $120


Closed on 6/5/2019