1635 W. Blaeu - Nova Italiae Delineatio
SOLD: Beautiful mid-17th century hand-colored map of Italy and surrounding islands
Nova Italiae Delineatio
Willem Janszoon Blaeu
Amsterdam, c. 1635
51.0 x 59.5 cm (20.1 x 23.4 in)
Lovely example of Blaeu's first map of Italy, with Sardinia, Corsica and parts of Sicily.
Features an ornate title cartouche and scale information, sailing ships, and a sea monster.
Excellent condition with ample margins; moderate toning, reinforced centerfold.