"Italia", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach
Period: 1596 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
10.7 x 8.3 inches
27.2 x 21.1 cm
This attractive map of Italy extends to show portions of the Balkan peninsula including Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Albania. The islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily are well depicted including an erupting Mt. Etna. Adorned by a decorative title cartouche, sailing ship and sea monster. Bears the imprint of Johan Bussemacher, who published several of Quad's works. Latin text on verso.
References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #236-53.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold and some minor printer's ink residue along the left platemark.