Auction 145, Lot 617

"Etruriae Latii Umbriae Piceni Sabinorum et Marsorum Vetus et Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1697 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

10.1 x 8.2 inches
25.7 x 20.8 cm

This is an attractive map of central Italy, from Tuscany on the west coast to Umbria on the east coast. The map is centered approximately on Perugia and Lake Trasimeno, with numerous cities, rivers, mountains, and political boundaries shown in nice detail. It is adorned with an allegorical title cartouche depicting a queen, a peacock, a putto with a cornucopia, and Romulus and Remus suckling on the she-wolf.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CLUV-8a [18].

Condition: A

Attractive color with a hint of offsetting.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/12/2013