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Auction 146, Lot 600

"Status Ecclesiasticus et Magnus Ducatus Thoscanae", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 19.6 inches
58.4 x 49.8 cm
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A well-engraved map of Tuscany, including Mantua, Florence, Rome, and extending to Elba and a portion of Corsica. The map is filled with detail, including a road that goes from Piacenza to Rimino on the Venetian Gulf. The larger cities are shown as fortified citadels, and the topography is noted pictorially. There is an elaborate cartouche in the upper right featuring royal figures, coats of arms, and a mer-man.


Condition: B+

Lovely original color that has been partially refreshed, light soiling, a few minute worm holes only visible when held to light, and minor damp stains at far right and left. Narrow side margins.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 9/4/2013