Auction 146, Lot 588

"Nova & Accurata Tusciae Antiquae Descriptio Autore Ab. Ortelio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Italy

Period: 1657 (published)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 13.6 inches
49 x 34.5 cm

Peter vander Keere (Petrus Kaerius) engraved this attractive map of ancient Tuscany. It is based on Ortelius’ map that was in turn based on Bellarmati's map supplemented by classical sources. The map is very detailed and includes the coastal islands. It locates the major Etruscan and Roman settlements and the Roman roads. It is embellished with surveyors flanking the title cartouche, a compass rose, and sailing ships.

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Condition: A

Sharp impression, fine color, and wide margins. There are some minor damp stains and a repaired fold, well away from the map.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/4/2013

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