"Parte Alpestre dello Stato di Milano, con il Lago Maggiore di Lugano, e di Como", Blaeu, Johannes
Subject: Northern Italy & Southern Switzerland
Period: 1649 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.9 x 15.1 inches
50.5 x 38.4 cm
This handsome map depicts the northwestern portion of the Lombardy region, centered on the numerous lakes in the area. Milan appears as a miniature bird's-eye plan at bottom right, while Como, Angera and Vogogna are depicted as miniature castles. The map is adorned with a pillar-shaped distance scale and a strapwork title cartouche flanked by a fisherman and a hunter. Dutch text on verso, published between 1649-64.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #7024:2.
A dark impression with light printer's ink residue, attractive color, and a short centerfold separation in bottom blank margin. There are remnants of hinge tape on verso.