North East Italy, Rovigo

000499
  • Author: Willem Janszoon Blaeu
  • Date: 1650
  • Medium: Hand-colored engraving
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 20 1/4" x 15 1/2" overall
  • Centimeters: 51.92 x 39.74 overall
  • Price: $795.00
Description:

Antique Map of Italy, POLESINO DI ROVIGO, From Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Willem Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1650.

The Province of Rovigo is in the Veneto region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Rovigo. The name Polesine was given to the area after the fall of Rome and the disasters in the hydrography of the whole Veneto, traditionally referred to as the breach at Cucca in 589; Adria and its port lost their significance. In the meantime Rovigo was founded and fortified later in the 10th century, and provided of a city wall in the 12th century; it became the new center of the area.
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