Auction 139, Lot 537

"Abruzzo et Terra di Lovoro", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7 x 5.8 inches
17.8 x 14.7 cm

This charming small map of the Abruzzo, Molise, Lazio and Campania provinces in Italy extends from Terracina to south of Napoli (Naples) along the Tyrrhenian Sea and from Pescara to Campomarino along the Adriatic Sea (here called Golfo di Venetia). The map is oriented with west at top and depicts the lakes, mountains, rivers, and cities of the region. The map is adorned with strapwork title cartouche that incorporates a distance scale. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins. There is a minor paper flaw at left by the town of Sarno, and "Sarno" has been written in manuscript ink in the right-hand margin.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/15/2012