Auction 113, Lot 620

"Vinegia", Bordone, Benedetto

Subject: Italy - Venice

Period: 1528 (published)

Publication: Isolario

Color: Hand Color

13 x 9 inches
33 x 22.9 cm

This is the rare, first state of this early map of Venice. The map was designed to aid mariners and focuses on the protected lagoon, landmarks and the city's canal system. Bordone's Isolario was one of the earliest and most important works of its time. It is remarkable as being the first atlas covering the entire world not based on Classical geography but rather contemporary information. This plan of Venice was the only double-page plan in the Isolario. Italian text on the verso, along with a smaller map of Murano.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara [Nordenskiold] #27-32.

Condition: A

Couple of very tiny worm holes professionally filled along centerfold. Couple of insignificant spots, still very good.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,200

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 12/7/2005