Auction 139, Lot 536

"Latium nunc Campagna di Roma", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western Italy

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 6.5 inches
20.3 x 16.5 cm

Lovely little map of Lazio on Italy's central-west coast with the city of Rome shown near a depiction of Roman ruins. It extends to include Lake Bracciano and continues down the coast to Gaeta. Good topographical detail, including forested areas. Fucine Lake, which was drained in 1875, is prominently depicted at right. Adorned with a lovely cartouche incorporating the distance scale. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/15/2012

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