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Auction 115, Lot 587

"Terra di Lavoro olim Campania felix", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Italy

Period: 1635 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 15 inches
48.3 x 38.1 cm

This delicately engraved copper plate map of Campania details the region around the Gulf of Gaeta and the Gulf of Naples, with a block plan of Naples. Sheet extends to include the resort island of Isola d'Ischia famous since Roman times for its hot springs. Embellishments include sailing ships and a galley in the sea, and three cartouches.


Condition: B

On a full sheet with wide margins. A little offsetting from color, a little text show through, and soft crease along centerfold.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/21/2006