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Auction 115, Lot 616

"[Lot of 2] De Maiorica Insula [and] De Minorica Insula", Camocio, Giovanni Francesco

Subject: Mediterranean, Balearic Islands

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: Isole Famose, Porti, Fortezze, e Terre Maritime.

Color: Black & White

7 x 9.3 inches
17.8 x 23.6 cm

This pair of unusual maps is from a rare 16th century Italian atlas of the 'Lafreri-School.' The majority of maps from this atlas illustrate the Siege of Vienna in 1566 and the theatre of war in the Mediterranean between Venice and the Turkish Empire from 1570-1573. These maps provide detailed views of the important Balearic Islands. The cities and topography are graphically presented and ships sail in the stipple engraved sea.


Condition: A

Printer's ink smudges in margins, else fine.

Estimate: $2,750 - $3,250

Sold for: $3,250

Closed on 6/21/2006