Auction 158, Lot 359

"Mantua Ducatus", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1631 (published)

Publication: Appendix Theatri ... et Atlantis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.8 x 13.9 inches
47.8 x 35.3 cm

This is a fine map of northern Italy centered on the dramatic fortress of Mantua. The map is beautifully engraved with unusual graphic depictions of the grain fields for which the Duchy of Mantua was renowned. The map is graced with two elegant cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #7130:2A.2.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with attractive color, wide margins, and very light toning. Centerfold separations at top and bottom have been professionally repaired. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/22/2016

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