Catalog Archive
Auction 102, Lot 412

"Ischia, quae olim Aenaria. Ab Aeneae classe hic appussa sic nominata", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.1 inches
47.8 x 35.8 cm

This map is a faithful copy of the one included in Giulio Iasolino's book about Ischia and its beneficial baths, published in 1568. The map is dated 1590, but is from the 1592 Latin edition based on the page number 83 on verso. Three large and decorative cartouches and a raging sea battle near the coast of Naples adorn the map. Beautifully engraved with fine detail of castles, villages, mountains, the baths, etc.

References: Van den Broecke #142; Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici Ort 25 [120].

Condition: B

Beautiful, early impression with original color. Close trimmed near to neatline for old framing, else very good.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $650

Closed on 3/5/2003