Auction 129, Lot 667

"Stato della Chiesa con la Toscana", Hondius/Jansson

Subject: Italy

Period: 1653 (published)

Publication: Nuevo Atlas o Teatro de todo el Mundo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.3 x 16.3 inches
51.6 x 41.4 cm

This lovely map covers central Italy including Tuscany and the Papal State. It is richly decorated with a sea battle, fishing boats, a spouting sea monster, and elaborate cartouches. The title cartouche depicts the Pope with the Saints Peter and Paul, the distance scale includes the Papal coat of arms with cherubs, and the dedication cartouche signed by Henricus Hondius is engraved on a banner held aloft by a pair of putti.

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Condition: B+

Minor uneven toning, else very good. Tiny fold separations have been repaired in blank margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/23/2009

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