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Auction 153, Lot 580

"Umbria Overo Ducato di Spoleto", Valck and Schenk

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 14.7 inches
48 x 37.3 cm

Centered on the ancient city of Spoleto, this map covers the region of Umbria in Italy. Its cartography is based on the work of Giovanni Antonio Magini. Several towns and cities are identified (including Perugia and Orvieto), and there is excellent topographical detail. Parts of neighboring regions appear as well. The decorative title cartouche at top right features allegorical figures and a cow beneath a rainbow. At bottom left there is another cartouche topped by two studious putti that houses the distance scales.


Condition: A

A dark impression with wide margins and some faint spots. There are centerfold separations in the top and bottom blank margins, the lower of which has been closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/20/2015