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Auction 106, Lot 433

"Patrimonio di S. Pietro, Sabina, et Ducato di Castro", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Italy

Period: 1620 (circa)


Color: Black & White

18.5 x 14.2 inches
47 x 36.1 cm
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Splendid map from Magini's important atlas - the first printed atlas of Italy. It covers the central region and vicinity of Rome with great detail of the mountains, rivers, lakes and forests. The map was beautifully engraved by Benjamin Wright, the noted English engraver, who was specially commissioned for the work. It is ornamented with a vignette of Romulus and Remus, scrolled cartouches and scale of miles, and a stippled sea filled with ships.


Condition: A+

Sharp, early impression.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/3/2004