"Stato di Siena", Arnoldi, Fiamengo Aroldo di
Subject: Western Italy - Siena, Tuscany
Period: 1600 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 14.8 inches
49.5 x 37.6 cm
Siena and the surrounding region of Tuscany are the focus of this rare and handsome map. Siena, Florence, Pisa, Arezzo, Cortona, Orvieto and Viterbo are all depicted with miniature castles. The map extends to include the peninsulas of Orbetello and Piombino along the coast, as well as the nearby island of Giglio. At bottom left is a cartouche containing historical information on Siena, which is nicely balanced with a decorative strapwork cartouche dedicating the map to Pandolfo Savini, a "gentleman of Siena." Fiamengo Aroldo di Arnoldi was a Flemish cartographer who worked for a while in Bologna for noted Italian cartographer Magini. This map was published by Matteo Florimi, who is best known for his works in "Lafreri" atlases.
Watermarked paper with some soiling and a couple of printer's creases. There are some minute worm holes only visible when held to light.