Auction 129, Lot 666

"Principato Citra olim Picentia", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Italy

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 15 inches
49 x 38.1 cm

This is a very decorative map covering the region from Naples in the upper left to the Golfo di Policastro in the south. A dandy surveyor stands beside the scale of miles and merfolk flank the grape-laden title cartouche. Galley ships, a compass rose and delicate calligraphy further decorate the sheet. Spanish text on verso

References:

Condition: A

Faint toning, else fine.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/23/2009

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