"Regionum Italiae Mediarum Tabula Geographica...", Delisle, Guillaume
Subject: Central Italy
Period: 1711 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
24.6 x 17.9 inches
62.5 x 45.5 cm
This handsome map of central Italy is roughly centered on Rome, and extends from Lake Bolsena and the town of Spoleto in the north, to Naples in the south. The map is filled with details of towns, an extensive road system, political boundaries, aqueducts, rivers, and mountains. Fucinus Lacus (Fucine Lake), which was drained in 1875, is prominently depicted east of Rome. At bottom left is an inset of the Seven Hills of Rome to the east of the Tiber River, with the Vatican Hill and the Janiculum Hill to the west.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with original wash and outline color. There is very light toning and soiling along the centerfold and edges of the sheet and an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom.