Auction 165, Lot 590

"Partie Meridionale du Royaume de Naples ou se Trouvent la Calabre et l'Isle et Royaume de Sicile", Robert de Vaugondy/Santini

Subject: Southern Italy

Period: 1779 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.1 x 18.8 inches
58.7 x 47.8 cm

A handsome, detailed map of the southern portion of the Kingdom of Naples from the Gulf of Taranto to Reggio Calabria, and extending to also include Sicily. The map is filled with hundreds of place names, mountain ranges, and rivers as well as political boundary lines. Includes an inset of Malta at bottom right. Adorned by a decorative title cartouche featuring an erupting Mt. Etna. First published by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy in 1750, and here reissued by Santini.

References: cf. Pedley #362.

Condition: A

Original outline color on watermarked paper with wide, original margins. There is faint scattered foxing almost entirely confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/15/2017