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Auction 174, Lot 598

"Larii Lacus Vulgo Comensis Descriptio, Auct. Pavio Jovio... [on sheet with] Territorii Romani Descrip. [and] Fori Iulii, Vulgo Friuli Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern & Central Italy, Lake Como

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 13.3 inches
48.5 x 33.8 cm
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Handsome and beautifully composed sheet with three maps of important districts in Italy. At top is a map of Lake Como based on the cartography of Paulus Jovius. At bottom left is a fine map of the region surrounding Rome based on Eufrosino della Volpaia, and at right a map of Friuli at the tip of the Gulf of Venice taken from the work of Gregorio Amaseo and Giovanni di Vavassore. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #129.

Condition: A

An excellent impression on a sturdy sheet with the horn coat of arms watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There is a manuscript page number below the map at right and light marginal soiling.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/11/2019