"Italia Gallica Sive Gallia Cisalpina ex Conatibus Geographicis", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Northern Italy
Period: 1662 (published)
Publication: Nouvel Atlas
Color: Hand Color
18.1 x 13.6 inches
46 x 34.5 cm
Handsome map of northern Italy showing the region during Roman times. The map was copied from Abraham Ortelius' map, which in turn was based on classical sources including Livius, Ausonius, Tacitus, Cato, Linius, Polybius and Cassidore. The Roman road, Aurelia via Antonino, is shown along the southern coast and into the important marble quarry district. Richly decorated with three cartouches and engraved by Pieter van den Keere (Petrus Kaerius). French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7010H:1.
A nice impression with attractive color and wide, original margins.