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Auction 159, Lot 553

"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
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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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2016