Auction 136, Lot 610

"Status et Ducatus Mediolanensis et Parmensis; quin etiam Veneti Dominii ac Ducatus Mantuani…", Allard, Carel

Subject: Italy

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 19.6 inches
59.2 x 49.8 cm

This detailed map of northwestern Italy is centered on Milan, and extends from the Lake Districts and the Coast of Liguria to Mantua and Modean. The map features two decorative cartouches. The title cartouche includes a cherub with symbols of the Holy Roman Empire, an urn spilling its contents representing the great rivers of the region, and beehives symbolizing both wisdom and one of the major industries of the region. The legend cartouche includes the coat of arms of the Duchy of Milan.


Condition: B

Stunning original color with a clean 1" tear into image in upper right-hand side.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/1/2011