Auction 129, Lot 673

"L'Italie Divisee en ses Estats Dressee et Dediee A Monseigneur le Dauphin…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Italy

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.5 x 17.8 inches
59.7 x 45.2 cm

This rarely seen and highly decorative map is flanked on either side by panels depicting different regional coats of arms. The map includes all of Italy, Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, the Gulf of Venice and the western portion of the Balkans. The map locates scores of towns and villages, the larger with small hand colored icons. Each province and state is delineated with hand coloring. The map extends from Marseille in the west to show part of the Greek island Peloponnisos. Nice and Monaco are located in the Italian state of Piedmont. The fourteen coats of arms include Monaco, Genes, Venice, Parme, Naples, Milan, du Pape and a few others. The map is further embellished with a most decorative title cartouche, a distance cartouche incorporating four distance scales, and a monument-style cartouche for the legend. A most handsome example of this rarely seen map.

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Condition: A

Beautiful example with sharp impression and fine hand coloring. Full sheet with original margins. Centerfold split at bottom invisibly and professionally closed on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/23/2009

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