"Italia Antiqua cum Insulis Sicilia Sardinia & Corsica", Sanson, Nicolas
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 .
A crisp impression, issued folding on watermarked paper with marginal soiling.