"Territorio di Cremona", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Northern Italy
Period: 1653 (published)
Publication: Nuevo Atlas
Color: Hand Color
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.
Attractive color with light offsetting, minor toning, and a few small spots.