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Auction 146, Lot 596

"Reipublicae Genuensis et Ducatus Mediolanensis Parmensis et Montisferrati Novissima Descriptio", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Northwestern Italy

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 19.6 inches
57.7 x 49.8 cm
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A handsome map of the regions of Liguria, Piedmont, and the western portions of Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna. Large cities are depicted with miniature bird's-eye plans, including Genova, Torino, Milan, and Parma. The map is fully engraved with excellent detail of the mountains and rivers in the area. The map is adorned with a title cartouche flanked by coats of arms of the regions held aloft by putti, and a distance scale featuring a putto with measuring dividers.


Condition: B+

Lovely original color that has been partially refreshed, with light soiling, a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom, and minor damp stains near top at right and left. Chips in top corners have been professionally repaired, with a small amount of border in facsimile.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/4/2013