Italy, Midden-Italië; Abraham Ortelius - Thusciae Descriptio Auctore Hieronimo Bellarmato - 1667

Description
Italy, Midden-Italië; Abraham Ortelius - Thusciae Descriptio Auctore Hieronimo Bellarmato - 1667
Beautiful little card

Condition: good. Narrow but adequate margins.

Small copper engraving of central Italy.

This tiny map depicts the western coast of Italy from Pisa to Rome, extending inland to Florence. The extensive river system is shown along with many towns, and the island of Elba appears off the coast. 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 plagiarised version of the Epitome. The copper plates are closely copied from those of Philip Galle's 1593 Italian edition.

Lot details
Object
Map
Country (current geographical location)
Italy
Geographical specification
Midden-Italië
Map maker/ publisher
Abraham Ortelius
Map/ Book title
Thusciae Descriptio Auctore Hieronimo Bellarmato
Period
1667
Condition
Good
Technique
Copper engraving
Additional Information
Beautiful little card
Size of the largest image
8×10 cm
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