Auction 115, Lot 597

"Territoire de Trevigiano", Blaeu/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Italy

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm

A fine Covens & Mortier edition of Blaeu's map. The map is roughly centered on Treviso and covers Venice and the region west bounded by the Brenta River and north to about today's Dolomiti Bellunesi Park. Fine detail of watershed and scores of small villages are named. A galley is sailing in the Adriatic on its way to Venice. The large and decorative title cartouche features two putti with bounty from the region and a female figure holding a book. The distance scale cartouche is surmounted by a winged lion, the symbol of the Republic of Venice and the symbol of the Evangelist Mark.

References:

Condition: C

Crisp, dark impression and original coloring on sheet with full margins. Overall toned, less so on centerfold. Fold split at bottom just into border, another on an extra horizontal fold, both closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/21/2006

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