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Auction 159, Lot 560

"Ischia, quae Olim Aenaria. Ab Aeneae Classe hic Appulsa sic Nominata", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Ischia, Italy

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 14.3 inches
48 x 36.3 cm
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A handsome map based on one included in Giulio Iasolino's book about Ischia and its beneficial thermal baths, published in 1568. There is charming pictorial topography throughout the map in addition to depictions of churches, towns and the locations of baths. Three large and decorative cartouches and a raging sea battle near the coast of Naples adorn the map. Latin text on verso, published in 1592.

References: Van den Broecke #142.

Condition: A

A striking impression with superb, full original color on watermarked paper with a hint of toning along centerfold and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/14/2016