Auction 130, Lot 615

"Provincia di Terra di Lavoro…", Rossi, Giamcomo Giovanni

Subject: Italy

Period: 1714 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
17 x 21.3 inches
43.2 x 54.1 cm

This visually striking map is strongly engraved in the Italian-style. It covers the western coast of Italy from the Gulf of Naples north through the Gulf of Gaeta and up to show Alatri and Trivento in the far north. Locates many rivers, villages, and churches. The mountains are shown with individual three-dimensional icons. Locates Boiano, Isernia, Fondi, Capua, Caserta, Caiazzo, Sarno, and more. Shows Naples as a large icon with Mount Vesuvius to the east and the nearby island of Ischia. The entire lower left quadrant is filled with a spectacular title cartouche with the legend incorporated below. The map is dedicated by Rossi to "Maria Lancisi Medico E Camerier Secreto di N.S. Papa Clemente XI," Pope Clement XI.

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Condition: B+

Lightly toned along centerfold. Otherwise a beautiful example with very dark, early impression and full margins on thick Italian produced paper.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/2/2009

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