Auction 148, Lot 572

"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.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color and wide, original margins.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/19/2014