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Auction 176, Lot 546

"Puglia Piana, Terra di Barri, Terra di Otranto, Calabria et Basilicata", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southern Italy

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 13.5 inches
46.5 x 34.3 cm
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This is a handsome map of the 'boot' of Italy showing the regions of Southern Italy and part of Sicily with details of mountains, rivers and cities. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, a scale of miles and a sailing ship. North is oriented to the right. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7402:1.

Condition: B

Moderate toning with light foxing and an old repaired centerfold separation at bottom. There are a couple of short tears along the edges of the sheet, well away from the image.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/12/2020