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