Auction 137, Lot 647

"Patrimonio di S. Pietro, et Sabina, et Campagna di Roma, olim Latium", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Italy

Period: 1638 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.2 x 15.6 inches
51.3 x 39.6 cm

Fine copper engraved map of the region around Rome that extends from Lago di Bolsena to Gaeta. Rome is depicted in a block plan with its fortifications evident. Elegant script lettering, sailing ship and a sea monster embellish the sea. Two lovely cartouches further decorate this handsome chart, with the scale of miles cartouche decorated with the papal coat of arms of pope Urban VIII, known as Maffeo Barberini, with three bees surmounted by a papal tiara and crossed keys. German text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

A small abrasion along centerfold, and an additional crease runs alongside centerfold. A tear in blank margin, far from map image, has been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/14/2011

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