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Auction 185, Lot 589

"Latium nunc Campagna di Roma", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western Italy, Rome

Period: 1621 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.2 x 5.8 inches
18.3 x 14.7 cm
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Lovely little map of Lazio on Italy's central-west coast with the city of Rome shown near a depiction of Roman ruins. It extends to include Lake Bracciano and continues down the coast to Gaeta. Good topographical detail, including forested areas. Fucine Lake, which was drained in 1875, is prominently depicted at right. Adorned with a lovely cartouche incorporating the distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7310:351.

Condition: B

Some toning with a paper flaw causing a brown spot in the image.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/17/2021