Italy

000507
  • Author: Nicolas Sanson
  • Date: 1701
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 23" x 19 1/4"
  • Centimeters: 58.97 x 49.36
  • Price: Sold
Description:

Antique Map of Italy, L'ITALIE DIVISEE SUIVANT L'ESTENDUE DE TOUTES SES SOURVERAINETTES..., published by Pieter Schenk, Amsterdam.

A magnificent large map of Italy with two allegorical cartouches, which imagery includes Romulus and Remus at the teats of the she-wolf.

Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) was a preeminent French cartographer, having given lessons in geography both to Louis XIII. and to Louis XIV.
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