"Totius Italiae Tabula", Visscher, Nicolas
Period: 1698 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.1 x 18.1 inches
56.1 x 46 cm
This superb map of Italy extends to include Savoy, Corsica and Sardinia in the west, and through the Dalmatian coast and Corfu when that region was controlled by the Republic of Venice. The map is filled with detail on the cities, towns, universities, and post roads. It is beautifully ornamented with putti surrounding the title cartouche in the upper right corner, and mermaids, Europa, and the coat of arms of the House of Medici surrounding another cartouche in the opposite corner.
A crisp impression with full original color and a faint damp stain at bottom right. There are old paper repairs to a long centerfold separation and a short tear adjacent to the centerfold at bottom, which have caused moderate toning along the centerfold on this otherwise clean and bright example.