Catalog Archive
Auction 98, Lot 333

"L'Italie, Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. De l'Academie Royale des Sciences sur celles du R.P. Riccoli de la Compagnie de Jesus, et autres Astronomes du pays, et sur plusieurs autres memoires", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Italy

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.6 x 19.2 inches
59.9 x 48.8 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

A fine large map of all of Italy and the surrounding parts of France and the Balkans. Includes Sardinia and Corsica. Based on the geography of Guillaume Delisle and the observations of the astronomer Riccioli. Filled with detail and decorated with a fine title cartouche. Alternative title at top "Nova Italiae Descriptio in Regna Respublicas et Status Divisae, ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis."


Condition: A

Professional restoration in margins.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/6/2002