"Regni Neapolitani Verissima Secundum Antiquorum et Recentiorum Traditionem Descriptio, Pyrrho Ligorio Auct.", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Southern Italy
Period: 1574 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 14.5 inches
50.3 x 36.8 cm
This is a beautiful map of southern Italy with north oriented to the left as identified by the handsome compass rose. The map is filled with detail and based on the work of Pirro Ligorio who was best known as an architect involved in the building of St. Peter's in Rome. The title is contained in a flowing banner and a fine sailing ship further adorns the map. Latin text on verso, published between 1574-75.
References: Van den Broecke #139.
Watermarked paper with professional repairs to a centerfold separation that enters 2.5" into map at bottom and some small chips confined to blank margins. There are a couple of faded manuscript ink notations on map.