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 Central Italy 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [17th century miniature map of Ancona]
Marcha Anconitana cum Spoletano Ducatu. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 150 x 185mm.
A miniature map of Ancona, first published in the the Mercator/ Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607. In 1621 the printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621; later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 18360]    £220.00 ($278 • €245 rates)

BERTELLI, Francesco. [17th century town plan of Faenza]
Faenza. Padua: Bertelli, 1629. Sheet 125 x 175mm. Trimmed to printed border, mounted on card.
A map-view of Faenza, Ravenna, with the buildings shown in perspective, published in Bertelli's 'Theatro delle città d'Italia con nova aggiunta'.
[Ref: 15781]    £250.00 ($316 • €278 rates)

SILVESTRE, Israel. [The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa]
Veuë du Dome et des fonds ou l'on Baptize, et de la Tour de Pise... Paris: Israel Henriet, 1650. 140 x 250mm.
A view of the Piazza del Duomo, Pisa, with the tower, the Cathedral in the centre, and the Baptistery on the far left.
[Ref: 17793]    £230.00 ($291 • €256 rates)

TEMPESTA, Antonio. [17th century bird's-eye view of Rome]
Roma. Frankfurt, Merian c.1650. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 310 x 715mm.
A bird's-eye view of Rome, orientated with north to the left, with the Vatican lower left. Tempesta, a Florentine painter and engraver, produced his monumental map of Rome in 1593. Engraved on 12 folio sheets, it measured one metre by nearly 2.5 when pasted together. His view of the city was elongated to fit into his 2 by 6 sheet format. This reduction was published in Merian's 'Theatrum Europeum'
[Ref: 15714]    £1,850.00 ($2,340 • €2,057 rates)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A map of Ancient Rome after Ligorio]
Roma. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1657, Latin text. Original colour. 335 x 490mm.
An early map of classical Rome, based on the detailed archaeological survey by Pirro Ligorio (c.1510-83), a scholar of the ancient monuments. It shows the city at its apogee, with buildings like the Colosseum, the Theatre of Marcellus, the Circus Maximus and the Baths of Diocletian shown in profile. It was engraved by Frans Hogenberg and first published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic atlas of town plans. This example come from Jansson's ''Theatrum Celebriorum Urbium Italiae…' KOEMAN: B&H 1.
[Ref: 17572]    £980.00 ($1,240 • €1,090 rates)

WELLS, Edward. [Early 18th century map of Central Italy]
A New Map of Latium, Etruria, and as much of Ancient Italy, as lay between Gallia Cisalpina and Græcia Magna... Oxford, c. 1700. Coloured. 375 x 495mm.
Map of central Italy showing the area during the days of the Roman Empire.The map identifies many important cities and towns and uses ancient names throughout. The Roman regions of Latium, Etruria, Apulia and Campania are also noted. There is a decorative cartouche featuring the coat of arms of the Duke of Gloucester. The map is dedicated to Prince William, Duke of Gloucester.
[Ref: 15438]    £220.00 ($278 • €245 rates)

BLAEU, Johannes. [Prospect of Velletri after Hoefnagel]
Velitrae vulgo Blitri ou Velitres, Ville Ancienne Dans la Campagne de Rome. Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, c.1704. 420 x 530mm.
Prospect of Velletri, south-east of Rome, published in Mortier's edition of Blaeu's 'Townbooks of Italy'. It is based on the view drawn by Joris Hoefnagel for Braun & Hogenburg.
[Ref: 13644]    £320.00 ($405 • €356 rates)

MORTIER, Pieter. [Town plan of Florence at the beginning of the 18th century]
La Ville de Florence. Amsterdam, c.1704. Old colour. 505 x 600mm. Top margin reinstated not affecting the printed area.
A map-view, it shows the buildings in profile and has nearly 250 names in the key. Although this plan appeared in Mortier's re-issue of Blaeu's Townbook of Italy, it is indeed a new copperplate by Mortier.
[Ref: 12064]    £1,300.00 ($1,645 • €1,446 rates)

DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [Central Italy]
Regionem Italiæ Mediarum Tabula Geographica... London: John Senex & John Maxwell, 1712. Original colour. 460 x 605mm.
An unsual English edition of a Dutch map. It shows the environs of classical Rome, with an inset plan of the city.
[Ref: 7743]    £260.00 ($329 • €289 rates)

FER, Nicolas de. [De Fer's scarce large-format plan of Rome]
Roma. Plan Nouveau de la ville de Rome. Paris: Jean-François Bénard, 1713. 555 x 750mm. Minor restoration to folds.
A detailed plan of contemporary Rome, with a massive 482-point key and nine insets of buildings. The 'A.C.' bottom left of the map suggests the engraver was A. Cocquart, who engraved a number of maps for de Fer. The publisher was de Fer's son-in-law, who took over the business together with another son-in-law, Guillaume Danet. De Fer died in 1720, so the date on this map suggests he had already taken a back seat in the business. We have only been able to trace one example of this plan on the market in thirty years, also with Bénard's imprint, as all museum examples.
[Ref: 15167]    £2,450.00 ($3,099 • €2,724 rates)

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