Auction 134, Lot 564

"Principaute Citerieure", Blaeu/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Italy

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm

This is a very decorative map of the area around Salerno from Naples to Policastro. A surveyor stands besides the scale of miles monument, galley ships sail the sea, and the title cartouche is flanked by merfolk. The map was originally included in Johannes Blaeu's magnificent Atlas Maior. It was among the plates that survived the 1672 fire that destroyed Blaeu's printing house, and this edition was issued by Covens & Mortier.


Condition: A

Nice impression on sturdy paper with pleasant overall light toning.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/1/2010