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Auction 189, Lot 531

"Ischia, quae olim Aenaria. Ab Aeneae Classe hic Appulsa sic Nominata", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Ischia, Italy

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 14.3 inches
48 x 36.3 cm
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A handsome map based on one included in Giulio Iasolino's book about Ischia and its beneficial thermal baths, published in 1568. There is charming pictorial topography throughout the map in addition to depictions of churches, towns and the locations of baths. Three large and decorative cartouches and a raging sea battle near the coast of Naples adorn the map. Latin text on verso, published in 1595.

References: Van den Broecke #142.

Condition: B+

A fine impression on a sheet with the crossed arrows watermark and a faint dampstain at bottom left. A horizontal tear extending nearly across the middle of the map has been professionally and nearly invisibly repaired. It is now only noticeable on the verso.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/14/2022