Maps, Italy, France, Sardegna, Corica, Hondius, RARE
"Tabulae Italiae, Corsicae, Sardiniae, et adjacentium Regnorum"
Hand-colored copper etching. Rare!
Published by Jan Janssonius who had bought the rights from Visscher / Hondius
Amsterdam, 1628 (1st edition)
The first edition was published in the Visscher/Hondius atlas 1628
Published in Amsterdam as a single sheet map (not bound in an atlas)
Amsterdam, 1640 (second edition). Date was changed in title cartouche from 1628 to 1640
Views at top and bottom: Roma, Napoli, Venetia, Fiorenza, Genova, Verona
Parma, Siena, Solfataria near Pozzuoli, Anthrum lethale grotta de li cali, Possuolo, Vellitri.
Left and right side: 4 pairs costumes 8 coats of arms in corners and between costumes.
46 x 54 cm
Condition: Map had been trimmed to border line. Margins added all around. Very good hand coloring. Maps like this one, that were NOT bound in an atlas, but published as a single sheet map were not protected as well as if published in an atlas. Keeping a single sheet map over centuries was problematic.
Over the life span of several centuries unprotected maps will most likely be damaged in various ways. This is also true for this beautiful map of Italy. There were several damages: The trimming to the edge of map - some tears have been repaired. The map was laid down on thin China paper, thus giving it support in weak places as well as repairing the few tears that had occurred during the centuries (most likely by having kept it stored rolled). There is some browning of the paper, noticeable especially in the portion of the Mediterranean Sea.
We are trying to do our best to bring to attention all blemishes.
But even with these blemishes this remains a very desirable, rare map. It is highly attractive and very decorative with the four surrounding pictorial border decorations.
46 x 54 cm (ca. 18.1 x 21.3")
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