Auction 121, Lot 679

"Dominii Veneti cum vicinis Parme Mutinae Mantuae et Mirandole Statibus…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Italy

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19 inches
58.4 x 48.3 cm

A beautifully engraved map covering northeastern Italy and Istria on the northern shore of the Adriatic. The map is focused on Venice but extends south to Florence, west to include Piacenza, Ferrara and Crema and north to the Alps. Fantastic detail of the countryside identifies small villages, roads, topography, rivers and more. The fortified cities of Urbino, Bologne, Modena, Mantova, Vicenza, Parma are located. The large and very handsome title cartouche depicts royalty, soldiers, Mercury and the allegorical figure of Fame above the coat of arms of Venice.

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Condition: B

Nice original color on a sturdy sheet. There is a bit of faint, irregular toning near the cartouche.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/26/2007

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