Auction 160, Lot 609

"Stato della Chiesa, con la Toscana", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1635 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 x 38.4 cm

This lovely map covers central Italy including Tuscany and the Papal State. It is richly decorated with a sea battle, fishing boats, and two elaborate cartouches. The title cartouche depicts the Pope with the Saints Peter and Paul, and the distance scale is topped with a pair of putti holding up a flag with the Papal coat of arms. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7300:2.

Condition: B

Full original color with moderate toning, minor foxing, and a printer's crease at bottom right. A centerfold separation that enters 5" into map at bottom and two 1" cracks have all been repaired with old paper on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/16/2016