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Auction 174, Lot 618

"Ischia Ins.", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Ischia, Italy

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

3.8 x 2.7 inches
9.7 x 6.9 cm
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Charming miniature map of this Italian island famous for its therapeutic baths. The map is oriented with north to the bottom, and towns are depicted as tiny castles. 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 a bit of show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/11/2019