Auction 112, Lot 29

"Carta Marina", Lovisa, Domenico

Subject: World

Period: 1697 (published)

Publication: Teatro del mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm

This tiny world map appeared in one of the later Italian versions of Ortelius' famous pocket atlas. It is a reduced version of Giacomo Gastaldi's map of 1548. North America is connected to Asia by a prominent land bridge, and Greenland is connected to Scandinavia by another landmass. Below South America is a huge island of Tierra del Fuego. Lovisa's maps were copied from Pietro Marchetti's plates from nearly a century before; they are very rare.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 162, illus.

Condition: B

Soiled with the top margin replaced.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/28/2005