1635 W. Blaeu - Nova Italiae Delineatio

SOLD: Beautiful mid-17th century hand-colored map of Italy and surrounding islands

Title:

Nova Italiae Delineatio

Map maker:

Willem Janszoon Blaeu

Place and Year:

Amsterdam, c. 1635

Dimensions:

51.0 x 59.5 cm (20.1 x 23.4 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

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.

CONDITION NOTES

Excellent condition with ample margins; moderate toning, reinforced centerfold.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00191

REFERENCES

Borri 84.

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