"Principato Citra olim Picentia", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Southern Italy
Period: 1644 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
This is a very decorative map covering the region from Naples in the upper left to the Golfo di Policastro in the south, including the popular tourist destination of the Amalfi Coast. A dandy surveyor stands beside the scale of miles and merfolk flank the grape-laden title cartouche alluding to the fertile countryside and its maritime prowess. Galley ships, a compass rose and delicate calligraphy further decorate the sheet. Latin text on verso, published between 1644-55.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #7420:2.
A sharp impression and attractive color with wide original margins. There are a few tiny spots, mostly confined to blank margins with some short edge tears, none affecting image.