Auction 162, Lot 567

"Italia Antiqua cum Insulis Sicilia Sardinia & Corsica", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Italy

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 15 inches
53.1 x 38.1 cm

A lovely map of ancient Italy that extends to include Corsica, Sardinia, and parts of Sicily and the Dalmatian Coast. The map is filled with ancient place names and is adorned with a large title cartouche featuring Cybele sitting on a celestial globe, four medallions, and three putti representing literature, the arts, and sciences.

References: cf. Pastoureau, SANSON V A [112].

Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on watermarked paper with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $230

Closed on 4/26/2017