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Auction 93, Lot 281

"Stato della Chiesa con la Toscana", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Italy

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
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Lovely map of north-central Italy including Tuscany with the cities of Pisa, Florence and Rome less than ten years after Gallilo's death. Richly decorated with a sea battle, fishing boats, compass roses, a large distance scale topped by two cherubs holding a flag, and a fine title cartouche surrounded by clouds and angels.


Condition: B

Fine original color. Toned with light scattered foxing and a separation on centerfold, poorly closed with a Japanese tissue repair.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/6/2000