Auction 165, Lot 593

"Ischia, quae olim Aenaria. Ab Aeneae Classe hic Appulsa sic Nominata", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Ischia, Italy

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 14.3 inches
48.5 x 36.3 cm

A handsome map based on one included in Giulio Iasolino's book about Ischia and its beneficial thermal baths, published in 1568. There is charming pictorial topography throughout the map in addition to depictions of churches, towns and the locations of baths. Three large and decorative cartouches and a raging sea battle near the coast of Naples adorn the map. French text on verso, published in 1598.

References: Van den Broecke #142.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet bearing the horn watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There is light toning along the edges of the sheet and a manuscript page number below the neatline.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $400

Closed on 11/15/2017