Auction 159, Lot 554

"Abruzzo et Terra di Lavoro", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1619 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 13.9 inches
49 x 35.3 cm

Handsome map of central Italy showing the regions of Lazio and Abruzzo with a small bit of Molise. The spine of the Apennines runs along the middle of the map, with pictorial representations of cities and topography. The map is decorated with two strapwork cartouches and a moiré patterned sea. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7401:1.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with full original color, light offsetting, and minor toning.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/14/2016

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