Auction 140, Lot 666

"Dominio Veneto nell' Italia", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This decorative map of the region of Veneto is roughtly centered on Venice and extending to Milan in the west. Numerous towns and cities are named, with larger cities illustrated with miniature bird's-eye views. The extensive river system throughout the region is well depicted, in addition to the mountainous topography. Veneto's coat of arms, depicting the lion of Saint Mark, is at top left, balanced by a distance scale cartouche surmounted by putti measuring a globe at top right. The map is further embellished by ships, a compass rose, and a decorative title cartouche featuring putti and a long ribbon listing the names of important towns in the region. French text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Attractive color with wide margins, light toning, and a few unobtrusive spots.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/23/2012

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