"Principato Citra olim Picentia", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Southern Italy
Period: 1655 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.2 x 14.7 inches
48.8 x 37.3 cm
This is a very decorative map covering the region from Naples in the upper left to the Golfo di Policastro in the south. The title cartouche is flanked by a knight and Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare. Sailing ships and sea monsters further decorate the sheet. Spanish text on verso.
Wide, full margins with light toning along centerfold and several centerfold separations that have been partially closed on verso. There is light soiling in blank margins, several short tears also confined to blank margins, and color bleed-through on verso.