Auction 130, Lot 616

"L'Italie, Dressee sur les observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Italy

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 19 inches
59.7 x 48.3 cm

A fine large map of all of Italy and the surrounding parts of France, the Balkans, Sardinia and Corsica. It is based on the geography of Guillaume Delisle and the observations of the astronomer Riccioli. Filled with detail and decorated with a fine title cartouche. Latin title at top: "Nova Italiae Descriptio in Regna Republicas et Status Divisae, ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis."


Condition: B+

Lightly toned on centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/2/2009