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  EUROPE 
 Northern Italy 

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [A superb 17th century plan of Venice]
Citta di Venetia. Venice, c.1693. Two sheets conjoined, total 490 x 770mm. Remargined at top, as usual with this large format plate.
A magnificent, large-scale bird's-eye view of Venice, surrounded by armorials of the Venetian nobility on a garland, the Venetian lion top centre. This is an example of the first state (of three), still with the date of 1693 in the dedication roundel. This is a scarce map: it did not appear in all of Coronelli's atlases and the examples that did were often damaged because of the large height and width. MORETTO: 114, first state of three, 'considered one of the most beautiful and appreciated Venetian maps'.
[Ref: 17736]    £9,000.00 ($11,385 • €10,008 rates)


BODENEHR, Gabriel. [Casale]
Die Cittadella von Casal. Augsburg, c.1700. 160 x 135mm.
Plan of the defences of Casale in Piedmont, with a six-point key.
[Ref: 10332]    £70.00 ($89 • €78 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [18th century town plan of Milan]
Milan Ville des plus Grandes. Paris, 1700. Coloured. 230 x 340mm. Paper toned.
Town plan of Milan showing the walls of the city, with a 140-point key. This example is from the first edition of De Fer's Atlas Curieux.
[Ref: 16709]    £280.00 ($354 • €311 rates)


WELLS, Edward. [18th Century map of Northern Italy in classical times]
A New Map of Gallia Cisalpina & Græcia Magna. Oxford, 1700. Coloured. 480 x 360mm.
Two maps one one sheet: Northern Italy and the foot of Italy, with a decorative title cartouche. The top map depicts the northern part of Italy from Lake Geneva (Lake Lemanus) to Volterra (Volaterrae). The lower map covers the southern part of Italy from Salerno (Salernum) to Reggio (Rhegum) and includes the northeastern part of the Island of Sicily.
[Ref: 18126]    £175.00 ($221 • €195 rates)


NOLIN, Jean Baptiste. [The theatre of the War of the Spanish Succession in Italy]
Carte Generale du Theatre de la Guerre en Italie ou sont marquées les Routes que l'on peut tenir tant de France, depuis Paris, que D'Allemagne depuis Vienne en Austriche pour allere a Milan, a Venise, a Florence a Rome a Naples considerables sur ces Routes. Paris: Nolin, c.1701. Faint original outline colour. 255 x 345mm.
A map showing not just Italy south to Naples, but also Switzerland, France north to Paris and Austria north to Vienna. It was published near the start of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14), when France went to war with Austria over whether a Habsburg or a Bourbon was going to rule. It carefully marks the roads from Paris to Italy, via the Alps and the coastal routes, as well as the routes the Austrian armies would take from Vienna. Unfortunately for the French the Imperial armies were led by Prince Eugene of Savoy, whose skill prevented the French using their superior resources. By the end of the war most of the Spanish possessions in Italy were ceded to Austria.
[Ref: 14647]    £200.00 ($253 • €222 rates)


CERRUTI, Agostino. [A monumental three-sheet map of the Po River]
Corso del Po per la Lombardia dalle sue Fonti sino al Mare. Rome: Domenico de Rossi, 1703. Original outline colour. Three sheets conjoined, total 580 x 1315mm.
A large scale map of the course of the River Po across Italy, engraved by Antonio Barbey after Cerruti, a captain of the Pope's mountain infantry, with a dedication to Pope Clement XI in the upper centre.
[Ref: 13740]    £2,200.00 ($2,783 • €2,446 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of Piedmont]
Pedmontum. Ulm: Georg W. Kühnen, 1702. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map of Piemonte , orientated with north to the right, with a letterpress text in German. KING: Miniature Maps, 160-1.
[Ref: 8805]    £160.00 ($202 • €178 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [Prospect of Rimini after Hoefnagel]
Ariminum vulgo Rimini, Ville de l'Etat de l'Eglise, dans la Romagne. Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, c.1704. 405 x 540mm.
A panoramic view of Rimini from the "Gulf of Venice" ( Adriatic Sea) , published in Mortier's edition of Blaeu's 'Townbooks of Italy'.
[Ref: 13645]    £650.00 ($822 • €723 rates)


BODENEHR, Gabriel. [Early 18th century prospect of Bologna]
Bologna. Augsburg, c.1704. Two sheets conjoined, total 170 x 435mm.
A fine panoramic view of the Italian town of Bologna with a German text descrtiption down the left and a 30-point key down the right.
[Ref: 16056]    £425.00 ($538 • €473 rates)


PLACIDE, Le Père. [Early 18th century map of Piemonte showing the source of the Po River]
La Source du Po, et les Passages de France en Piemont. Paris: Charles Amadeus de Berey, 1704. 410 x 500mm.
The first of a series of five maps of the course of the River Po across Italy, engraved by Charles Amadeus de Berey and published by him 1702-5. By coincidence it was published as the French invaded the Duchy of Savoy, part of the War of the Spanish Succession ((1701-14). using the routes and capturing the towns marked on this map, for example Susa, in 1704. The last Savoyard stronghold was Turin (on the right of this map), which the French besieged in 1706 but the arrival of Prince Eugene of Savoy with Austrian troops saved the city. Father Placide was pupil and brother-in-law to Pierre Du Val. He joined the Augustine order, and became Geographer to Louis XIV in 1705.
[Ref: 14210]    £290.00 ($367 • €322 rates)


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