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Auction 148, Lot 571

"Larii Lacus vulgo Comensis Descriptio, Auct. Pavio Jovio [on sheet with] Territorri Romani Descrip [and] Fori Iulii, vulgo Friuli Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern & Central Italy

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.2 x 13.4 inches
48.8 x 34 cm

Handsome and beautifully composed sheet with three maps of important districts in Italy. At top is a map of Lake Como based on the cartography of Paulus Jovius. At bottom left is a fine map of the region surrounding Rome based on Eufrosino della Volpaia and at right a map of Friuli at the tip of the Gulf of Venice taken from the work of Gregorio Amaseo and Giovanni di Vavassore. French text on verso with page number 81.

References: Van den Broecke #129.

Condition: A

A dark impression with wide, original margins and all edges gilt. There are a couple of small, faint spots in map image that do not distract.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/19/2014