Auction 97, Lot 367

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

Subject: Italy

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 22.2 inches
48.5 x 56.4 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. Locates hundreds of villages and many cities, included fortified ones. 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 Mount Vesuvius erupting, putti and the royal coat of arms of the Kingdom of Naples.


Condition: B

Strong color that appears to be old. On thick hand laid paper with large watermark. Within map is a 2" centerfold split and a tear with old repair.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/5/2001