Auction 140, Lot 672

"Les Etats de l'Eglise et de Toscane…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication: Atlas ou Recueil de Cartes Geographiques…

Color: Hand Color

23 x 20.5 inches
58.4 x 52.1 cm

This detailed map of central Italy is filled with rivers, roads, and place names. Rome, Florence, Bologne, and numerous other large cities are depicted with miniature bird's-eye plans. The title cartouche lists the longitudes and latitudes of the major cities and features the coats of arms of the Vatican at left and the house of Medici at right.

References: Pastoureau, Fer II C [78].

Condition: B

Watermarked paper with original outline color, toning along centerfold, and light soiling. There is a 1.5" cut along centerfold and a few printer's creases at bottom.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/23/2012