"Calabria Citra olim Magna Graecia", Blaeu, Willem
Subject: Central Italy
Period: 1649 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 15 inches
49.8 x 38.1 cm
This lovely and decorative map covers the northern part of Calabria from the Gulf of Policastro across to the Gulf of Taranto, down past Cosenza to Nicastro, and west to Cape Colonna and Crotone. The map is beautifully adorned with calligraphic script, compass roses and a very decorative cartouche flanked with two maidens. Dutch text on verso, published between 1649-64.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #7491:2.
A crisp impression with light toning, marginal soiling, and a centerfold separation that enters 2" into image at top and has been closed on verso with archival tape.