"Sardiniae Regnum et Insula uti per Celeberr. P. Coronelli...", Homann Heirs
Period: 1734 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
18.9 x 22.5 inches
48 x 57.2 cm
This handsome, large map of Sardinia depicts numerous towns, rivers, mountains, and salt pans. A legend at top right identifies archbishoprics, bishoprics, and place names that have existed since antiquity (marked with an asterisk). An inset shows a bird's-eye plan of Cagliari with its heavy fortifications. The decorative title cartouche is adorned with horns of plenty, sheaves of wheat, and the coat of arms for the island.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold and the edges of the sheet. There is light soiling and a spot of wax in the image near the top.