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Auction 128, Lot 719

"Marcha Anconae, olim Picenum 1572", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Italy

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Caert-thresoor

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

This miniature map covers the Ancona region along the coast of the Adriatic. For such a small map, it provides excellent information on the rivers and locates scores of villages. The maps of this rival to Ortelius' pocket atlas were engraved by two of the finest Flemish engravers: brothers-in-law Jodocus Hondius and Pieter van den Keere. This map was engraved by Van den Keere, with his Latinized name (P. Kaerius) imprinted in the top right corner. This is the scarce first state without degrees of latitude in the borders. Dutch text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82.

Condition: A

There is a light manuscript ink notation in the lower margin and the lower right margin has been trimmed, still leaving a very wide margin.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 5/20/2009