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Auction 153, Lot 588

"Nocerra in Apenino Monte [on sheet with] Castel Novo. Entre Lorete & Rome", Blaeu/Mortier

Subject: Nocera Umbra & Castelnovo di Porto, Italy

Period: 1704 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 16 inches
51.1 x 40.6 cm

This sheet, based on Braun & Hogenberg, shows two bird's-eye views on one sheet. At top is the city of Nocera Umbra, an ancient town in the province of Perugia. At bottom is Castelnuovo di Porto, just north of Rome, with the Palazzo Ducale rising above the city at left. This engraving was first published in Blaeu's town book of Italy in 1663, and later republished by Pierre Mortier in 1704 and 1705.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BLA-4b.

Condition: A

An excellent impression and color on watermarked paper with wide margins. There are a few spots of foxing in the blank margins, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1" into image at top.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 5/20/2015