"Abruzzo et Terra di Lavoro", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Central Italy
Period: 1619 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 14 inches
49 x 35.6 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.
A crisp impression with full original color, moderate toning, and a stain in bottom border. There is some creasing and a few short tears along the top edge of the sheet, well away from image.