14 5/8 x 19 1/2 inches, Fine original color; excellent condition.
One of the most richly decorative, early maps of Italy in vibrant color of the period. The map’s title, in Italian, is flanked by two caryatid-like women. Below the cartouche, the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, are nursed by their adoptive wolf mother. The sea is embellished with several ships and sea monsters, while in the Tyrrhanean Sea, a mermaid and merman are entwined in an erotic embrace.
* van der Krogt 7000:1:411/2.