Auction 112, Lot 547

"[Greece]", Camocio, Giovanni Francesco

Subject: Greece

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: Isole Famose, Porti, Fortezze, e Terre Maritime.

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.7 x 7.3 inches
24.6 x 18.5 cm

This unusual map is from a rare 16th century Italian atlas of the 'Lafreri-School.' The majority of maps from this atlas illustrate the Siege of Vienna in 1566 and the theatre of war in the Mediterranean between Venice and the Turkish Empire from 1570-1573. This map provides a detailed view of Greece and the Archipelago, which at the time was controlled by the Turks. The decorative title cartouche is blank. It is likely this map also appeared in other composite atlases, as was the custom during this period.

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Condition: B

Sharp impression. Printed crooked on the sheet with binding trim into neatline at bottom right, else very good.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/28/2005

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