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MUNSTER, Sebastian. [16th Century woodcut map of Italy]
[Italia.] Basle, c.1552. Latin text edition. Coloured. Woodcut, image size 75 x 130mm, set in text.
A diagrammatic map of Italy, with only five cities marked.
[Ref: 7449]    £150.00 ($198 • €168 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Classic 16th century map of Italy]
Italiae Novissima Descriptio Auctore Jacobo Castaldo Pedemontano. Antwerp, 1598, French text edition. Coloured, 360 x 510mm.
A fine map of Italy after Giacomo Gastaldi, filled with decorative detail, including a large vignette of a merman and mermaid and a sphinx on the scale cartouche. This example is printed from te second of two plates, with the mer-couple in a far less intimate embrace. Van Den Broecke: 118
[Ref: 16995]    £1,200.00 ($1,584 • €1,344 rates)


SCOTO, Francesco. [Miniature map of Italy from the early 17th century]
Italia. Vicenza: Pietro Bertelli, 1601. Sheet 140 x 190mm. Small margins at sides.
An unusual map of Italy, the peninsula depicted almost horizontal, published in Scoto's 'Itinerarium Nobiliorum Italiae Regionum, Urbium, Oppidorum, et Locorum'. BORRI: 70.
[Ref: 16220]    £200.00 ($264 • €224 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Early 17th century miniature map of Italy]
Italiae Typus. Antwerp: J.B. Vrients, 1602. Coloured. 75 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Italy by Philip Galle for his issue of the Ortelius 'Epitome' atlas.
[Ref: 15796]    £160.00 ($211 • €179 rates)


CLUVER, Philip. [An early example of the Cluver/Hondius map of Classical Italy]
Italia Antiqua Philippo Cluvero Borusso Designatore. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius jnr, 1619. Coloured. 360 x 500mm.
An exceptional impression of this map of ancient Italy, engraved by Jodocus Hondius and published in Bertius's 'Theatrum Geographiæ Veteris'. It was not until 1630 that Jansson used this plate in his editions of the Mercator atlas. BORRI: 68; KOEMAN: Ber 1.
[Ref: 14196]    £600.00 ($792 • €672 rates)


SPEED, John. [Classic English carte-à-figure map of Italy]
Italia newly augmented by J: Speede. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 400 x 520mm. Small tear in margin repaired.
A superbly engraved map of Italy with eight vignettes of regional costume down the sides, as well as portraits of the Pope and the Doge of Venice, and views of Rome, Genoa, Verona, Naples, Venice and Florence running along the top. From Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world.
[Ref: 17718]    £3,600.00 ($4,752 • €4,032 rates)


HONDIUS, Henricus. [Classic 17th century Dutch map of Italy]
Italia Nuouamente piu perfetta che mai per inanzi posta in luce, scolpita et con le soui figure uiuamente rappresente. Amsterdam, Jan Jansson, 1636, German text edition. Fine original colour. 365 x 485mm. A dark and crisp impression.
Highly decorative map of Italy, first issued by Hondius in 1633, decorated with a fine title cartouche, a vignette of Romulus and Remus being suckled by the she-wolf, galleons and a mermaid & merman. KOEMAN: Me 39a.
[Ref: 17076]    £1,500.00 ($1,980 • €1,680 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [The first carte-à-figure map of Italy]
Italiæ, Sardiniæ, Corsicæ, et confinium Regionum nova Tabula, effigies præcipuarum Urbiū et habituum inibi simul complectens. Amsterdam: Cornelis Danckerts, c.1640. 420 x 570mm. Narrow left margin, small repaired tear, binding folds reinforced on verso.
A very scarce separate-issue map of Italy, decorated with a long prospect of Rome and medallion prospects of Venice, Genova, Naples and Florence, eight costumes and a sea battle between a galleon and galley in the Tyrrenian Sea. Originally published in 1606, there is a second state of 1620, this third state and a fourth state issued by Justus Danckerts in 1661. See BORRI 89 for the first issue; he gives the map 95/100 for rarity and states it was never reissued, so he was unaware of this state. Schilder lists only 10 known examples.
[Ref: 15244]    £9,000.00 ($11,880 • €10,080 rates)


BLOME, Richard. [Blome's fine map of Italy]
A Mapp of Italy Whose Cheife Estates & Isles are ye Dukedome of Toscania... London, 1669. Coloured 320 x 400mm A very fine example.
Highly detailed map of Italy, Corsica, Sardinia and the Dalmatian coast. The sea is decorated with ships and sea monsters. This is the earliest folio sized map of Italy to be engraved in England. While Speed's atlas was published prior to Blome, the plates were engraved and printed in Amsterdam. This map is dedicated to Sir William Whitmore of Apley, Sheriff of Shropshire.
[Ref: 15598]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Italy]
L'Italie. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 100 x 125mm.
A miniature map of Italy divided into its Kingdoms and Republics and marking principal cities and towns. Published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10790]    £160.00 ($211 • €179 rates)


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