"Marchia Anconitana cum Spoletano Ducatu", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Central Italy
Period: 1619 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
18.1 x 13.8 inches
46 x 35.1 cm
A handsome map of the Marche region in central Italy along the Adriatic Sea. The capital of Ancona is shown centrally along the coastline, which extends from Rimini in the north to Sant' Angelo in the south, just shy of Pescara. The map is embellished with strapwork title cartouche and a moiré patterned sea. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7350:1A.
Full original color with heavy toning and some color offsetting. A tear confined to the left blank margin has been professionally repaired.