Auction 154, Lot 586

"Ischia, quae olim Aenaria. ab Aeneae Classe hic Appulsa sic Nominata", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Ischia, Italy

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.2 x 14.3 inches
48.8 x 36.3 cm

A handsome map based on one included in Giulio Iasolino's book about Ischia and its beneficial thermal baths, published in 1568. There is charming pictorial topography throughout the map in addition to depictions of churches, towns and the locations of baths. Three large and decorative cartouches and a raging sea battle near the coast of Naples adorn the map. French text on verso, published in 1598.

References: Van den Broecke #142.

Condition: B

A dark impression on watermarked paper with wide original margins and all edges gilt. There are damp stains scattered through the image and a few spots.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/16/2015