Auction 162, Lot 566

"Italia Antiqua Philippo Cluvero Borusso Designatore", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Italy

Period: 1638 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 14.2 inches
49.3 x 36.1 cm

This handsome map of ancient Italy credits the cartographic information to Philip Cluver in an elaborate cartouche flanked by two figures representing peace and war. The map is filled with ancient place names, and a strapwork cartouche at top right lists known authors who have written about Italy. The map is decorated with a large galleon at left. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7000H:1A.1.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with very light soiling and two small worm holes near the center that have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $340

Closed on 4/26/2017