"Polesino di Rovigo", Blaeu/Valck & Schenk
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 14.5 inches
47.8 x 36.8 cm
Valk and Schenk's edition of Blaeu's boldly engraved map showing a small section of the Veneto region centered at the geographical middle of the fortified cities of Comacchio, Ferrara, and Rovigio. Comacchio is on an island in the Valli di Comacchio which empties into the Adriatic. The fine title cartouche features the winged lion, symbol of the Republic of Venice. A second decorative cartouche around the distance scale features two putti symbolizing the region's bounty.
Dark impression with original coloring, full margins on thick hand laid paper. Two splits along centerfold limited to margin, the lower one has an old tape repair on verso. Some marginal soiling or toning.