Auction 157, Lot 577

"Etruriae Latii Umbriae Piceni Sabinorum et Marsorum Vetus et Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1711 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam…

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.9 inches
24.9 x 20.1 cm

This is an attractive map of central Italy, from Tuscany on the west coast to Umbria on the east coast. The map is centered approximately on Perugia and Lake Trasimeno, with numerous cities, rivers, mountains, and political boundaries shown in nice detail. It is adorned with an allegorical title cartouche depicting a queen, a peacock, a putto with a cornucopia, and Romulus and Remus suckling on the she-wolf. Engraved by John Senex.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CLUV-9a #19.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light offsetting and some toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $85

Closed on 5/4/2016