"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
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.
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.