Auction 97, Lot 365

"Regni Neapolitani Verissima Secundum Antiquorum et Recentiorum Traditionem Descriptio, Pyrrho Ligorio Auct.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Italy

Period: 1588 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.3 inches
49.5 x 36.3 cm

A beautiful map of southern Italy with north oriented to the left as identified by the handsome compass rose. The map is filled with detail and based on the work of Pirro Ligorio who was best known as an architect and was involved in the building of St. Peter's in Rome. The title is contained in a flowing banner and a sailing ship further adorns the map. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #139

Condition: A+

Superb condition and color with a tiny spot in lower margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/5/2001