"Terra di Lavoro olim Campania felix", Hondius, Henricus
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.
On a full sheet with wide margins. A little offsetting from color, a little text show through, and soft crease along centerfold.