Auction 124, Lot 555

"Ischia, quae olim Aenaria. Ab Aeneae classe hic appussa sic nominata", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy, Ischia

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.1 inches
47.8 x 35.8 cm

A handsome map based on one included in Giulio Iasolino's book about Ischia and its beneficial thermal baths, published in 1568. There is charming pictorial topography throughout the map in addition to depictions of churches, towns and the locations of baths. Three large and decorative cartouches and a raging sea battle near the coast of Naples adorn the map. The page number of 89 and the French text on the verso place this from a 1598 edition.

References: Van den Broecke #142.

Condition: A+

A fine impression and beautiful color on a sturdy sheet with wide original margins. There are a few faint scattered spots in the margins.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $800

Closed on 5/7/2008