Auction 116, Lot 658

"L'Italie, Dressee sur les observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Italy

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 19.2 inches
59.7 x 48.8 cm

A fine large map of all of Italy and the surrounding parts of France and the Balkans, and Sardinia and Corsica. It is based on the geography of Guillaume Delisle and the observations of the astronomer Riccioli. Filled with detail and decorated with a fine title cartouche. Latin title at top: "Nova Italiae Descriptio in Regna Republicas et Status Divisae, ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis."


Condition: B

Bit of unobtrusive soil and light spots.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/20/2006