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Auction 168, Lot 561

"Regni Neapolitani Verissima Secundum Antiquorum et Recentiorum Traditionem Descriptio, Pyrrho Ligorio Auct.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Southern Italy

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14.4 inches
50.3 x 36.6 cm

This is a beautiful map of southern Italy with north oriented to the left as identified by the handsome compass rose. The map is filled with detail and based on the work of Pirro Ligorio who was best known as an architect involved in the building of St. Peter's in Rome. The title is contained in a flowing banner and a fine sailing ship further adorns the map. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #139.

Condition: A

A nice impression a couple of minor abrasions. There are faint old manuscript ink markings visible of a numbered grid that was drawn on the map.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/6/2018