Auction 137, Lot 649

"Tabula Italiae Corsicae, Sardiniae et Adjacentium Regnorum…", Danckerts, Cornelius

Subject: Italy

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 15 inches
49 x 38.1 cm

This detailed map of all Italy also shows Sardinia and Corsica, but only the northern part of Sicily. Towns, regions, rivers, and mountains are all well delineated. The map features a large title cartouche with a female figure at top representing riches, victory and peace, flanked by the arms of Venice and Pope Urban VIII. Two river gods at bottom lean on vessels pouring water to represent the two largest rivers in Italy, the Po and the Tiber. The map is also adorned with sailing ships engaged in battle, mermen and mermaids, and a sea monster.

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Condition: B

Watermarked paper with several worm tracks professionally closed on verso with minor loss of image at upper left. Also two small worm holes in title cartouche, and light foxing and a faint crease at left. Overall good condition despite imperfections.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/14/2011

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