Auction 145, Lot 629

"Mediolanum vulgo Milano", Blaeu/Mortier

Subject: Milan, Italy

Period: 1704 (circa)


Color: Black & White

23.5 x 19 inches
59.7 x 48.3 cm

A stunning bird's-eye plan of Milan, Italy, showing all of the buildings, fortifications, roads, and surrounding countryside. An impressive 256 locations are identified with a numbered key. The plan is adorned with the coats of arms of the King of Spain and Milan. This plan was published in Blaeu's town book of Italy, first published in 1663, and later republished by Pierre Mortier in 1704 and 1705.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BLA-4b.

Condition: A

A fine impression with just a few spots of toning along centerfold and along sheet edges. There are short centerfold separations in blank margins and a small chip in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $2,400 - $3,000


Closed on 6/12/2013