Auction 148, Lot 579

"Typus Regni Neapolitani in suas Provincias Diligenter Divisi", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Southern Italy

Period: 1718 (published)

Publication: Johann David Kohlers ... Bequemer Schul-und Reisen-Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

13.1 x 15.4 inches
33.3 x 39.1 cm

This handsome map of southern Italy features a legend identifying cities of various sizes, archbishoprics, bishoprics, universities, and castles. The map is embellished with a lovely vignette of a smoking Mt. Vesuvius and the coastline of Naples, as well as a decorative title cartouche featuring two large arachnids, woodwind instruments, and sheet music. Likely engraved by Michael Kauffer, who engraved the maps for this atlas, although his imprint does not appear here.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.WEIG-1a, #29.

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with minor soiling and an archivally repaired chip in left blank margin.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/19/2014