Auction 133, Lot 405

"Irlanda", Albrizzi, Girolamo

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1743 (circa)

Publication: Lo Stato Presente... E Dell’Irlanda

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.4 x 14.5 inches
31.5 x 36.8 cm

This Italian map is based on the cartography of Delisle and includes a great deal of information on the towns, villages and roads. The map was made just after one of the great Irish famines (1740-41) known commonly as the bliain an áir (year of the slaughter) and the Great Frost. The title cartouche reflects this bleak period with ships in a stormy sea and the figure of Hibernia set against a frozen background.

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Condition: B

Issued folded, now flattened with a fold separation and internal 3" tear neatly repaired. The binding side margin at right has been extended to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/1/2010

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