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Auction 151, Lot 579

"Terra di Otranto olim Salentina et Iapigia", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Southern Italy

Period: 1644 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm

Attractive map of southern Italy centered on the Salento peninsula. Otranto, along the eastern edge of this peninsula, divides the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. The map is filled with towns, churches, rivers and mountains in profile. Decorated by an elaborate dedication and title cartouche with sailing ships and compass rose in the sea. Latin text on verso, published between 1644-55.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) 7470:2.1.

Condition: B+

Original color with minor toning and professional repairs to a tiny hole in title cartouche and a chip in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $450 - $550


Closed on 11/19/2014