Auction 130, Lot 617

"Etats de l'Eglise qui sont le Ferrarois, le Bolognois, La Romagne, Le Duche d'Vrbain…", Nolin, Jean Batiste

Subject: Italy

Period: 1742 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25.3 x 18.5 inches
64.3 x 47 cm

This is a rarely seen map of the Papal States detailing the central part of Italy and centered on Lake Trasimeno. The map shows the fortified cities of Sienna, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Perugia, Ravenne, and more. The city of Rome is shown with its extensive fortifications and the Vatican is located with an icon. The aqueducts from the mountains to Rome are well shown. The map is filled with details and icons locating rivers, topography, villages, churches, and more. At lower left is an inset detailing the provinces of Ferrare and a portion of Bologna to include the city of Bologna. The large title cartouche completely fills the upper right corner. This edition carries the imprint "A Paris Chez l'Auteur rue Saint Iacques…" with an earlier imprint to the left that is mostly rubbed out of the plate.


Condition: B+

On thick hand laid paper with full margins and dark impression. Some old centerfold repairs on verso with one tiny hole in lower blank sea. Light water stain at lower centerfold bottom.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/2/2009