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