"Latium nunc Campagna di Roma", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Central Italy
Period: 1619 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 14.6 inches
47.8 x 37.1 cm
Lovely map of Lazio on Italy's central-west coast with the city of Rome shown near a depiction of Roman ruins. It extends to include Lake Bracciano and continues down the coast to Gaeta. Adorned with topographical details, including remnants of Roman aqueducts, and two cartouches, one of which incorporates a distance scale. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7310:1A.
A dark impression with full original color, light offsetting, and minor toning. There are several stains confined to the blank margins, and a 1" tear in bottom blank margin adjacent to the centerfold.