Auction 117, Lot 660

"Elba Ilba sive Ilva insula", Camocio, Giovanni Francesco

Subject: Italy, Elba

Period: 1574 (circa)

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

Color: Black & White

7 x 9.5 inches
17.8 x 24.1 cm

This unusual map is from a rare 16th century Italian atlas of island maps. It provides a delightful view of the important Mediterranean island of Elba with graphic depictions of the topography, cities, churches and the fortification of Cosmopoli (Portoferraio). Several ships are shown in the harbor and the Etruscan coast with Piombino is shown at top. Camocio was on of the member of the so-called 'Lafreri-school' of Italian map-makers, active in the latter part of the sixteenth century.


Condition: A+

Some printer's ink smudges in margins, else fine.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400

Sold for: $850

Closed on 12/6/2006