Auction 116, Lot 645

"Regni Neapolitani Verissima Secundum Antiquorum et Recentiorum Traditionem Descriptio, Pyrrho Ligorio Auct.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 14 inches
48.3 x 35.6 cm

This is a beautiful map of southern Italy with north oriented to the left as identified by the handsome compass rose. The map is filled with detail and based on the work of Pirro Ligorio who was best known as an architect and was involved in the building of St. Peter's in Rome. The title is contained in a flowing banner and a fine sailing ship further adorns the map. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #139.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/20/2006

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