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Auction 179, Lot 639

"Abruzzo et Terra di Lovoro", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7 x 5.6 inches
17.8 x 14.2 cm
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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 containing a scale of miles. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7401:351.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with minor toning and a small damp stain along the top edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/16/2020