Auction 157, Lot 572

"Territorio di Cremona", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1653 (published)

Publication: Nuevo Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 14.7 inches
48.8 x 37.3 cm

This handsome map depicts the region around Cremona and Mantova, with miniature bird's-eye plan of the two cities. The Po and Oglio River networks are shown, and hundreds of tiny towns fill the map. The map is embellished with a distance scale featuring putti and a globe, and a title cartouche flanked by a farmer and his wife and garlands of grapes. Spanish text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7030:1.3.

Condition: B+

Attractive color with light offsetting, minor toning, and a few small spots.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/4/2016

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