Auction 96, Lot 361

"Novissima & Exactissima Totius Regni Neapolis Tabula Praesentis Belli Statui Acommodata et Exhibita", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Italy

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 22 inches
48.3 x 55.9 cm

This handsome map of southern Italy is a fine example of Homann's cartographic style with incredible detail throughout the countryside and large graphic cartouches. The title cartouche features a ferocious sea monster about to devour a stranded maiden with a knight riding Pegasus across the sky to her salvation. The distance scale features a scene showing an erupting Mount Vesuvius, putti and the royal coat of arms of the Kingdom of Naples.

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Condition: A

Fine original color and a sharp impression. Very light toning along fold and a tissue repair of centerfold separation, still overall very good.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/12/2001

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