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 Central Italy 

SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable Prospect of Pisa]
Pisa. Nuremberg, Anton Kolberger, 1493, German text edition. Woodcut, image 195 x 220mm, set in a page of text.
An imaginary view of Pisa from the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle'.
[Ref: 8951]    £220.00 ($303 • €248 rates)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early bird's eye view of Perugia]
Perusia Gratumusis in Tuscia Domicilium. Cologne, 1588-, German text edition. Fine original colour. 365 x 520mm.
Early 'map-view' of Perugia, published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. Seen from the south in a bird's-eye view, the city sprawls across several hills and in places is protected by city walls and gates that make it look like a fortress. Some of its most important churches are on the periphery: on the northern edge of the city are Sant'Angelo at the centre and, near the southern boundary, San Pietro with a flat roof. Slightly above it in the picture is San Domenico. The complex comprising San Francesco and San Bernardino is on the western edge of the city. At the centre is the cathedral of San Lorenzo, a Gothic hall church. In front of the cathedral tower stands the celebrated Fontana Maggiore. An early ingenous settlement, Perugia flourished in the Middle Ages. It belonged to the Papal States from 1520 to 1680. Today the city with its university founded in 1276 is the capital of the province of Umbria
[Ref: 13603]    £700.00 ($964 • €788 rates)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th Century prospect of Lucca in fine contemporary colouring.]
Luca, Tuscia nobilis, Italia Regio Lvcam.., Cologne, 1588-, German text edition. Fine original colour. 340 x 485mm.
Early 'map-view' of the town of Lucca in Tuscany, published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. Looking almost due north, this view of Lucca is depicted from a vantage point directly above the city. The exacting perspective creates some optical distortions in the representation of the buildings. About 20 km northeast of Pisa, Lucca was founded by the Etruscans. During the Middle Ages it was much fought over but from the second half of the 14th century it managed to preserve its independence until the First French Republic.
[Ref: 13604]    £680.00 ($936 • €765 rates)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A two-sheet 16th century plan of Ancient Rome after Ligorio]
Antiquæ Urbis Romæ Imago Accuratiss. Cologne, c.1588, Latin text edition. Two sheets conjoined, Old colour. Total 690 x 500mm.
Early 'map-view' of classical Rome on two sheets, published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic atlas of townplans. It was compiled from a detailed archaeological survey by Pirro Ligorio (c.1510-83), a scholar of the ancient monuments in Rome, using his illustrations for the reconstructions of the buildings. The massive 269-point key underneath the plan lists the monuments shown, but many of the important buildings named on the image, including the Pantheon, Circus Maximus, Mausoleum of Augustus and Theatre of Marcellus.
[Ref: 17912]    £2,800.00 ($3,856 • €3,150 rates)

SALAMANCA, Antonio. [An imaginary view of Rome's Capitoline Hill]
Vera Antiqui Capitolii Descriptio. Rome: Hendrik van Schoel, 1602. Three sheets conjoined, total 420 x 880mm, good margins. Repaired tear, minor repairs to binding folds, wide margins
An extremely rare view of the Capitol ( Campidoglio ) of classical Rome, with little regard for perspective, first published in Salamanca's 'Speculum Romanæ Magnificentiæ' c.1550. Antonio Martinez of Salamanca (1478-1562) published prints in Rome from c.1517 until his death, latterly in partnership with Antonio Lafreri. The plates of the Speculum passed to Lafreri after Salamanca died, then onto Lafreri's nephew Claudio Duchetti. Hendrik van Schoel (c.1565-1622) of Antwerp, bought a number of Duchetti's plates for re-issue in a business in Rome.
[Ref: 17429]    £2,400.00 ($3,305 • €2,700 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th Century map of Tuscany in fine original colour]
Thusciae Descriptio Auctore Hieronymo Bellarmato. Antwerp, c.1598. Dutch text edition. Original hand colour. 320 x 500mm.
First published 1570, this map of Tuscany was based on a four-sheet map by Girolamo Bell'Armato, 1536. This example comes from a very scarce printing: van den Broecke extimates that only 100 were printed, and these were spread over three issues; 1598, 1610 & 1613. VAN DEN BROECKE: 130.
[Ref: 17304]    £850.00 ($1,170 • €956 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 ($344 • €281 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 ($2,547 • €2,081 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 ($1,349 • €1,103 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 ($303 • €248 rates)

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