"Stato della Chiesa con la Toscana", Hondius/Jansson
Period: 1653 (published)
Publication: Nuevo Atlas o Teatro de todo el Mundo
Color: Hand Color
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.
Minor uneven toning, else very good. Tiny fold separations have been repaired in blank margins, well away from the map.