Auction 170, Lot 598

"Arcipelago Mar Egeo con le Coste del Medesimo...", Cantelli da Vignola/de Rossi

Subject: Aegean Sea

Period: 1685 (dated)

Publication: Mercurio Geografico

Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 21.6 inches
45 x 54.9 cm

This lovely map focuses on the islands in the Aegean Sea. The islands and the surrounding coastlines of Greece and Turkey are filled with place names and topographical detail. The map is dedicated to Conte Ritiero Marscotti, Senatore di Bologna. The decorative title cartouche is engraved on a scallop shell flanked by Venus and Neptune riding hippocampi. Engraved by Vincenzo Mariotti.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ROSS-1b #47.

Condition: A

A dark impression with faded contemporary outline color on paper with a pascal lamb watermark, light printer's ink residue, and several printer's creases at left. There is one small spot of soiling at left and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/14/2018