Auction 169, Lot 594

"Abruzzo et Terra di Lavoro", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.6 inches
19.8 x 14.2 cm

Gorgeous little map of central Italy showing the regions of Lazio and Abruzzo with a small bit of Molise. The spine of the Apennines runs along the middle of the map, with pictorial representations of cities and topography. The map is decorated with a charming strapwork cartouche atop a scale of miles. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7401:352.1.

Condition: A

A nice impression with light, scattered foxing that is confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/12/2018