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Interesting map of Abruzzo from the Atlas Major published in Amsterdam in 1664. The famous Blaeu’s firm was founded in 1596 by Willem Janzoon Blaeu (1571-1638) then continued by his two sons Cornelius (1616-1648) and Johannis (1596-1673). Their greatest cartographic achievement was the publication of the magnificent Atlas Major with 600 maps all finely engraved and embellished by elaborate cartouches, heraldic detail and especially by splendid calligraphy. The Atlas Major represents one of the f
Detailed early map of Abruzzo and Campania with the north to the right from the Atlas Sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi by G. Mercator published in Amsterdam, 1606 at Hondius.
Fine map covering Abruzzi area, including the towns of Ascoli Piceno, Teramo, Pescara, etc. the map is based on Natale Bonifacio’s single sheet map of 1587. In upper right hand corner sea battle. Van den Broecke: 138
A fine miniature map showing Abruzzo from “Epitome du Theatre” by Abraham Ortelius published in Antwerp in 1598 with french text on verso. The engraver was P. Galle. [cod.298/15]
A fine miniature map of Abruzzo from “Epitome Theatri Orbis Terraum” by Abraham Ortelius published in Amsterdam in 1602. The maps were based from those in P. Galle’s final edition of 1598 but were drawn and engraved with great care. They may be easily recognised as they have a wide border with latitude and longitude shown. [cod.299/15]
A fine miniature map from “Theatro del Mondo” the famous plagiarised version of Ortelius’ pocket atlas published specifically for the Italian market by Pietro Marchetti. First printed in Brescia this is the really rare Venetian edition of 1667. Italian text on verso.
A spectacular and rare bird’s eye view of the city of L’Aquila. Title at upper centre, key in a cartouche surmounted by the arms of the dedicatee, Fernando de Casteo, Conde de Lemos, at left, arms of L’Aquila at upper right corner, royal arms of Spain, arms of the dedicator Blas Pico. Lauro was an acomplished Roman engraver. Amongst other works he is particularly known for his Antiquae urbis splendor, a four volume work dedicated … [cod.1064/15]
Nice and detailed map from “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a very rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.300/15]
Nice and detailed map of Sabina, the region in the Sabine Hills of Latium named for the Sabines, is the ancient territory that today is still identified mainly with the North-Eastern Province of Rome and the Province of Rieti, Lazio. From “Parallela geographica Italiae veteris et novae”, a rare work by Philip Briet published in Paris in 1649 at Sebastian Cramoisy. [cod.308/15]