Auction 133, Lot 529

"Ischia, quae olim Aenaria. Ab Aeneae classe hic appussa sic nominata", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1590 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.2 inches
48.3 x 36.1 cm

A handsome map based on one included in Giulio Iasolino's book about Ischia and its beneficial thermal baths, published in 1568. There is charming pictorial topography throughout the map in addition to depictions of churches, towns and the locations of baths. Three large and decorative cartouches and a raging sea battle near the coast of Naples adorn the map. Latin text on verso, published circa 1595.

References: Van den Broecke #142.

Condition: B+

Fine impression and wide original margins. A horizontal tear extending nearly across the middle of the map has been professionally and nearly invisibly repaired. It is now only noticeable on the verso.

Estimate: $850 - $1,000


Closed on 9/1/2010