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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 ($1,552 • €1,400 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 ($259 • €233 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 ($207 • €187 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]    £450.00 ($582 • €525 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus II. [The first state of this uncommon carte-à-figure map of Italy]
Nova Italiæ Delineatio. Amsterdam, c. 1620. Coloured. 465 x 545mm. Some restoration.
Hondius's large-format carte-à-figure map of Italy, with decorated borders containing twelve prospects, including Rome, Naples, Venice, Florence, Genoa, Verona, Parma, Siena, Pozzuolo, Velletri, and eight costume vignettes and six armorials. This example comes from the original state; a second state of 1628 has a new title and Jansson's name as publisher. A rare item. BORRI: 85.
[Ref: 19258]    £6,500.00 ($8,405 • €7,586 rates)


HONDIUS, Henricus. [Early edition of this 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, Hondius & Jan Jansson, 1633, German text edition. Coloured. 365 x 485mm.
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 37a.
[Ref: 19695]    £1,500.00 ($1,940 • €1,751 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 ($11,637 • €10,503 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [The scarce first state of Du Val's folio map of Italy]
Carte de L'Italie et des Isles adjacentes ou sont exactement descrits Tous ses Estates et Principautés. Paris, 1663. Original outline colour. 380 x 490mm.
Du Val's larger format map of Italy, with Sicily as an inset and the armorials of the various states along the coasts. Issued in Du Val's atlas 'Cartes de Geographie'. BORRI: Italia, Map 133, listed as 1688, rarity 6.5 of 10.
[Ref: 19083]    £680.00 ($879 • €794 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 ($207 • €187 rates)


MERCATOR, Gerard. [A Ptolemaic map of Italy]
Tab. VI. Europae Totam Italiam ob Oculos Ponens. Utrecht, François Halma, c.1695. Coloured. 345 x 470mm.
A Ptolemaic map of Italy, drawn by Mercator for his edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography', with the maps updated to Mercator's Projection. This example is of the second state, with a new title cartouche replacing the original strapwork one.
[Ref: 17073]    £900.00 ($1,164 • €1,050 rates)


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