Auction 101, Lot 375

"Ora Baiana et Puteolana calidis fontibus portibus et delieiis Romanorum celeberrima ex delineatione …", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Italy

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.9 x 11.1 inches
37.8 x 28.2 cm

Superb map of the Bay of Naples with the prominent city of Puteoli graphically depicted. In the first century, Puteoli was a mercantile outpost of Rome and one of the major trading ports of the Mediterranean. The map is beautifully engraved to show all the major Roman sites in the region including fortresses, villas, coliseums and roads. The large title cartouche incorporates various types of Roman coins.

References:

Condition: B

Toned along fold, else very good.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/4/2002

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