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Altea Gallery
35 Saint George Street
London
W1S 2FN
Contact Massimo De Martini
Telephone 020 7491 0010
Fax 020 7491 0015
Specialists Antiquarian Maps, Celestial Charts, Sea Charts, Globes, Atlases, Travel Books
Altea Antique Maps & Old Charts
Stand K06

Classic 16th century map of Italy

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Italiae Novissima Descriptio Auctore Jacobo Castaldo Pedemontano., 16995 1598

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.

Note
Antwerp, 1598, French text edition. Coloured, 360 x 510mm.

Edition
1598
£1,200