"Abruzzo et Terra di Lovoro", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Central Italy
Period: 1613 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7 x 5.6 inches
17.8 x 14.2 cm
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. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7401:351.
A dark impression on a bright sheet with light toning along the edges.