"Stato della Chiesa con la Toscana", Blaeu, (Family)
Period: 1650 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
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.
Fine original color. Toned with light scattered foxing and a separation on centerfold, poorly closed with a Japanese tissue repair.