Auction 159, Lot 542

"Larii Lacus Vulgo Comensis Descriptio, Auct. Pavio Jovio [on sheet with] Territorii Romani Descrip [and] Fori Iulii, Vulgo Friuli Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern & Central Italy

Period: 1570 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 13.4 inches
48.5 x 34 cm

Handsome and beautifully composed sheet with three maps of important districts in Italy. At top is a map of Lake Como based on the cartography of Paulus Jovius. At bottom left is a fine map of the region surrounding Rome based on Eufrosino della Volpaia and at right a map of Friuli at the tip of the Gulf of Venice taken from the work of Gregorio Amaseo and Giovanni di Vavassore. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #129.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with a 1" tear to the right of the centerfold near the top that has been archivally repaired. There are faint damp stains in the top blank margin and a couple of worm tracks in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 9/14/2016