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Auction 148, Lot 577

"Abruzzo", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

This charming miniature map depicts the Abruzzo region in central Italy. Numerous tiny towns are shown, including L'Aquila, Pescara, and Termoli. Adorned with a strapwork cartouche incorporating the distance scale. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7430:342.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light toning and show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 2/19/2014