Auction 129, Lot 672

"Toscana Inferiore; detta Anticament Tuscia Suburbicaria", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: Italy

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
49.5 x 40.6 cm

Finely engraved Italian-produced map of the area from Rome in the south, north to the fortified town of Orvieto. There is excellent detail of forests, rivers, streams and the lakes of the area. Acqua Pedente, Castro, Orbetello, Ronciglione, Viterbo, Borgheto and many small villages are located and named. Rome is shown in a grid pattern with the fortifications clearly evident. The ebullient cartouches feature cherubs, Neptune, many figures and children, and a fabulous coat-of-arms. The dedication is to "Nobilissimo, Amplissimo, Consultissimo Domino, D. Johanni Honigh..." In the sea are a compass rose, sailing ships and a sea monster. A very handsome map.

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Condition: A

Near fine with strong, early impression, good color and very wide margins on fine paper. A thin mat burn at very edge of margins, otherwise a fine example.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/23/2009

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