Lot 179 of 312:
Blaeu map of part of Italian boot  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Calabria Citra olim Magna Graecia
Author:
Blaeu, Willem
Place:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
Date:
c.1645
Description:

Copper-engraved map, hand-colored in outline; colored pictorial cartouche. 38x49.7 cm (15x19½").

Regional map of southern Italy, a portion of the boot, covering the northern part of Calabria from the Gulf of Policastro across to the Gulf of Taranto, down past Cosenza to Nicastro, and west to Cape Colonna and Crotone. The map is adorned with calligraphic script, compass roses and a very decorative cartouche flanked by two maidens. French text on verso. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some light soiling, a few stray fox marks; very good.
 
Item number:
304437
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