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In addition, we have a large selection of other Ortelius maps relating to regions in Italy.  Please inquire.

Sicily, Sardinia, Elba and other Italian Islands will be found in the "Mediterranean" section within Europe.


Ortelius,1573,Corsica.gif (38091 bytes)Abraham Ortelius, 1573, Senen, Corsica, Marcha Anconae,  This map has three maps on one page. It is attractively colored and measures about 12 3/4 by 19 inches. This is a very interesting map that depicts three regions of Italy.  On the left-hand side of the map, measuring about 12 3/4 by 9 1/4 is the region known as Siena, titled Senensis.  This section of the map includes a beautiful cartouche with exceptional strap-work.  On the top right-hand section of the map, measuring about 6 1/2 by 9 1/4 is the island of Corsica.  The island is beautifully drawn and the section includes an attractive cartouche.  On the bottom right-hand corner of the page is a map of the region known as Marcha Anconae, measuring about 6 by 9 1/4.  This map includes two attractive cartouches.  Oceans, mountains, rivers, lakes, cities and important towns are beautifully detailed on all three maps.  There were only 6,275 copies of the map printed.  It will be exceptionally attractive when framed.  $775


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 Abraham Ortelius, 1573, Regini Neapolitani Verissi,  Original  colored, about 14 1/4 by 19 1/2 inches.   A particularly handsome map depicts the central and southern part of Italy, popularly known as the "boot".  The map shows Italy sideways, north is oriented to the west.  It extends from Rome southwards.  It has an elaborate scroll cartouche with beautiful calligraphy and an intricate compass.  Located at the bottom of the the map is a detailed drawing of a sailing ship.  Oceans, mountains, rivers, lakes, cities and important towns are detailed.  There were only 7,300 copies of the map printed.  This is a beautiful map that will be exquisite when framed. Please note that the glare on the image is due to the protective plastic cover over the map.

This map was based on the work of Pirro Ligorio.  He is best known as an architect who was involved in the building of St. Peter's in Rome.$1525 


Ortelius,1573,PavioJovio.gif (62504 bytes)Abraham Ortelius, 1573, Three maps on a single page with the following titles, Larii Lacvs Vvlgo, Torii Roma, Fori IV. Attractively colored and measures about 13 1/4 by 18 3/4 inches.  This is an exquisite map of three important sections of Italy beautifully divided by an intricate border. At the top of the map, measuring about 5 3/4 by 18 1/4, is the Lake Como region.  This attractive section is drawn on a scroll with curled edges and the title is in decorative calligraphy.  On the lake there are several sailing ships and the mountains surrounding the lake are beautifully illustrated.  In the bottom left-hand corner, measuring about 7 1/4 by 9 1/4, is an interesting section detailing the territory of Rome.  The title, Terretorii Romani, is located in an attractive cartouche.  The city of Rome and surrounding towns are clearly identified. The region of Fori Iulii is described in the section located in the bottom right-hand corner measuring about 7 1/2 by 9 1/2.  This section has a beautiful scroll cartouche listing the title.  There are only 7,300 original printed copies of this map available.  This is an unusually beautiful three section map with much to occupy the eye.$1100

Abraham Ortelius, 1573, Patavini Territorii Corographicia, IAC. Castaldo Avct.  Attractively colored and measures about 12 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches.  This is an attractive map of the vicinity surrounding Venice and the Padua region.  There is a handsome title cartouche with bold strap-work in the bottom center of the map.  In the top left-hand corner of the map is a coat of arms with a winged lion in the center.  Lakes, rivers, mountains, valleys, important towns and cities are all nicely drawn on the map.  This is a lovely map that will be outstanding when framed. $600 


ortelius Apulia.jpg (137743 bytes)Abraham Ortelius, 1573, Apvliae Qvae Olimiapy Gia. Attractively colored and measures about 12 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches.  This is a handsome map of the Apulia region of Italy.  This section is more commonly thought of as the 'heel' of the boot.  This map was taken from the atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.  In the top left-hand corner is a large cartouche with stylish strap-work.  In the oceans there is an interesting sea monster and a nicely drawn sailing ship. Lakes, rivers, mountains, valleys, important towns and cities are all nicely drawn on the map. This map will be very attractive when framed. $425


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    Abraham Ortelius, 1584, Italia Veteris,  Full hand color, about 13 3/4 by 19 1/4 inches.   A particularly decorative and handsome map of  Italy as it was in 1584.  The map is in near perfect condition and will be outstanding when framed.  $3,550 


Ortelius,Piedmont,1574.jpg (88181 bytes)Abraham Ortelius, 1573, Pedemontanae Vicinorvmqve Regionvm,  Attractively colored and measures about 14 1/2 by 19 1/2 inches.   A particularly beautiful map which depicts the picturesque region of Piedmont. The map includes two detailed cartouches with intricate strap-work. Oceans, mountains, rivers, lakes, cities and important towns are intricately detailed.  There were only 7,300 copies printed.  This is a very attractive map of a lovely region in Italy and will be handsome when framed. $900


 Ortelius,1573,Veronae.gif (85337 bytes)Abraham Ortelius, 1579, Veronae,  Attractively colored and measures about 13 by 18 1/2 inches.   A particularly beautiful map which depicts the picturesque region of Verona. The map includes a detailed cartouche with intricate strap-work, a beautiful illustration of two ladies on either side of the title and attractive calligraphy.  Interestingly, it also includes a scale and an illustration of a protractor. Oceans, mountains, rivers, lakes, cities and important towns are detailed.  There were only 5,775 copies of the map printed.  This is a very attractive map of a lovely region in Italy and will be handsome when framed.

This map is based on a map of Verona and surroundings drawn by Bernardino Brugnoli which was was published in 1574 in Venice by Forlani.$1100  


Ortelius,1580,AprvtII.gif (64433 bytes)Abraham Ortelius, 1580, Aprvtii Vlterioris Descriptio.  Beautifully colored and measures about 12 3/4 by 16 1/2 inches.   This is an outstanding map of the Abruzzi region of Italy.  It has three decorative cartouches.  The title and date cartouche has attractive strap-work is located in the upper left-hand corner. In the upper right-hand corner is a wonderful illustration of several sailing vessels.  The two cartouches in the bottom of the map both include attractive calligraphy and intricate strap-work.  Oceans, mountains, rivers, lakes, cities and important towns are carefully detailed.  There were only 3,450 copies of the map printed.  This is an outstanding map that will be a treasure when framed. $975


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Abraham Ortelius, c.1592, Ischia...,  Full hand color, about 14 1/4 by 19 inches.   A particularly decorative and handsome map of the isle of Ischia near Naples as it was in the late 1500s.   $1950 

 


 Ortelius,1595,TvsciaeAntiqvue.gif (73482 bytes)Abraham Ortelius, 1595, Tvsciae Antiqvae Typvs,  Attractively colored, about 13 1/2 by 19 inches.   A particularly handsome map depicts the "ancient" central region of Italy known as Tuscany.  It has three decorative cartouches with beautiful cursive writing and attractive strap-work. Oceans, mountains, rivers, lakes, cities and important towns are detailed.  Located at the bottom of the the map is a ship sailing eastward.  There were only 3,300 copies of the map printed.  This is an outstanding map that will be a treasure when framed.

This map was based on Bellarmati's map of Tuscany and other classical sources such as Livius, Plinius, Cato, Virgil, Halicarnassaeus, and Plutoarchus.$750  


Ortelius1601Dvcatvs.gif (72864 bytes)Abraham Ortelius, 1601, Dvcatvs Mediolanensis, Finitimarvmo Regionv Descriptio. Beautifully colored and measures about 14 by 19 inches.  This is a wonderful map of the Lombardy region of northern Italy.  This region includes the city of Milan.  The map includes a decorative cartouche with attractive calligraphy and strap-work.  Beneath the cartouche is a wonderful illustration of a sailing vessel.  In the upper left-hand section of the map is a nice illustration of a protractor scale and a interesting sea monster.  In the top right-hand corner is a intricately drawn family crest.  Oceans, rivers, lakes, mountains, cities, and notable towns are detailed on the map.  There were only 7,300 of these plates printed.  Please note that the color of the image above does not indicate the actual color of the map.  The map is much lighter (not brown) and the colors are therefore much brighter.  The map is extremely attractive. $1,850


Ortelius,1608,Apvliae.gif (55764 bytes)Abraham Ortelius, 1608, Apvliae, Calabriae, this map has two maps on one plate.  Both maps are beautifully colored and the plate measures about 12 1/4 by 18 1/4 inches.   This is a handsome plate which has two attractive rectangular maps displayed side by side. Together the maps describe the section of Italy known as the "boot".  The map on the left is titled Apvliae and details the "heel" section of the boot.  The section is upside down, in other words north is oriented to the south.  It includes a decorative cartouche with attractive calligraphy and strap-work.  Beneath the cartouche is an interesting drawing of a sea monster and a wonderful illustration of a sailing vessel.  The map on the right-hand side of the plate is titled Calabriae and depicts the "toe" section of the boot.  In this map north is oriented to the west.  It has two beautiful cartouches with exquisite strap-work and calligraphy.  On both maps oceans, rivers, lakes, mountains, cities, and notable towns are identified.  There were only 2,750 of these plates printed.  Due to the beauty of the two maps and the unique features of this plate, this is an important rare map. $950


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Abraham Ortelius, 1612, Italia Gallica,  Attractively colored, about 13 1/2 by 18 1/4 inches.   A particularly handsome map depicts Northern Italy.  It has three decorative cartouches with beautiful cursive writing and attractive strap-work. Oceans, mountains, rivers, lakes, cities and important towns are detailed.  Interestingly there are a number of lines representing Roman roads between cities along the South coast.  The road "Aurelia via Antonino" appears along the road between Luna and Pisae in the bottom right of the map.  There were only 3,700 copies of the map printed in 1612.  This is an outstanding map that will be a treasure when framed. $1250  


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 Abraham Ortelius, 1612, Tusciae,  Attractively colored and measuring about 12 1/2  by 19 1/2 inches.   A particularly handsome map depicting Tuscany.  Oceans, mountains, rivers, lakes, cities and important towns are nicely detailed.  There were only 7,550 copies of the map printed in 1612 of which 115 remain.  This is an outstanding map that will be a treasure when framed. $850   Also available in color.


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Abraham Ortelius, 1624, Aeneae Troia,  Attractively colored, about 13 1/2 by 19 1/4 inches.   This is an exceptionally beautiful map that depicts Italy, Macedonia, North Africa extending to Tunisia, and the coastal area of Turkey and the Holy Land during the travels of Aenaeas.  The land masses include little detail besides name and the locations of important towns, cities and rivers including the Nile Delta. The seas however are beautifully detailed.  They are drawn with bold wavy lines and carefully outlined.  There are two large groupings of sailing vessels on the seas.  One of which is written about by Xenophon, Ovidius, Lycrophonous, and most extensively by Vigilius in his Aenaeas.  Aenaeas is reported to of roamed the seas for seven years.  In the course of these travels, only seven of the 20 original ships survived.  The map includes these seven ships in the bottom right-hand corner. The map has three very beautiful cartouches.  In the top center of the map is a cartouche that includes the title Aeneae Troiani Navigaio, in handsome calligraphy and bold, intricate strap-work.  In the top right corner is another equally attractive cartouche with elaborate strap-work and calligraphy.  At the bottom of the map is a very interesting cartouche which includes a section of text from Vergil's Aenaeas.  There were only 3,400 copies of the map printed.  Of this edition less than 40 remain.  This is a very interesting map.  This is a beautiful map that will engage the eye and interest the mind!  $1900 


 Ortelius,1624,LativmVetvs.gif (84874 bytes)Abraham Ortelius, 1624, Lativm,  Very nicely colored, about 14 by 17 3/4 inches.   A particularly attractive map depicts the "ancient" central region of Italy known as Latium.  It has two decorative cartouches with beautiful cursive writing and attractive strap-work. There is also an inset of mount Cireo, located southeast of Rome and the supposed dwelling place of the mythical goddess Circe, who enchanted Odysseus and turned his companions into swine. The source of this inset, according to Ortelius is Angelo Breventano. Oceans, mountains, rivers, lakes, important towns and cities, including Rome, are detailed.  Interestingly, the network of Roman roads that existed at the time when the map was drawn is not included on the map. Located at the bottom of the the map is a sailing ship.  There were only 3,400 copies of the map printed.  This is a beautiful map!

This map was based on Bellarmati's map of Tuscany and other classical sources such as Livius, Plinius, Cato, Virgil, Halicarnassaeus, and Plutoarchus. $750


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 Abraham Ortelius, c.1612, Argonautica. Expressive later color, about 13 1/2 by 19 1/2 inches. This is a classic map of the ancient Argonautic Empire.  The map beautifully details the Eastern Mediterranean region and includes insets of Thessalia and Marmora and Europe. When the map was originally printed there were 2650 copies, today there are less than 55 available.  $1,115


Ortelius,1624,Graecia.gif (92881 bytes)Abraham Ortelius, 1624, Italia Graeciae Maior, Very nicely colored, about 13 1/2 by 18 3/4 inches.   A very beautiful map of the Southern section of "ancient" Italy.  The geography of this part of Italy has become popularly known as the 'boot'.  Interestingly, the map depicts this section upside down. It has two attractive cartouches with decorative calligraphy and beautiful strap-work. There is also an interesting round inset with a diameter 2 3/4 inches detailing the Diomedeae islands as described by Plinius, Strabo, Ptolemy, and Festus Stephanus.  The islands are actually located just outside the lower left corner of the map and at the time belonged to the Kingdom of Naples. Oceans, mountains, rivers, lakes, important towns and cities are identified. There are four sailing ships on the surrounding waters.  There were only 3,400 copies of the map printed.  This is an exquisite map!

This map is based on the works of several classical authors such as Trogus, Plinius, Festus, Servius, Virgilius, Seneca, and Strabo.$1550     


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Jan Jansson. 1657. Mantva Ducatvs. Fully colored, about 13 3/4 by 18 1/4 inches. A handsome map of Mantova region to include Parma in the south. Includes a decorative title and scale cartouche. Nicely detailed including, towns, cities, forests and landforms. $450

 


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Homann Heirs, 1742, Italia.  Beautiful original hand color and measuring about 19 1/4 by 22 1/4 inches. This is a wonderful map of Italy as it was known in the mid-1700s.  In the bottom left-hand corner is an attractive title cartouche and mountains, rivers, lakes, important cities and towns are nicely drawn. $1200


Robert du Vaugondy, 1750, Partie Septentrionale do Royaume de Naples. Fully and brightly hand colored, about 18 1/2 by 23 inches. A handsome map of Southern Italy from Abbruzo to  central Calabria. Very nicely detailed showing landforms and towns and cities. The different provinces are outline colored. Provides excellent information about cities and towns, rivers and mountains. A great historical map. It includes a large decorative title cartouche and a set of scales. $575


Rigobert Bonne, 1750, L'Italie.   Uncolored, about 12 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches. A very fine copper plate engraving on rag cloth of all of Italy.   A map showing the States and Kingdoms at the time.  Includes four scales and the title across the top.  Shows mountains, rivers, towns, cities and rails. $350


 

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A. J. Johnson, c.1864, Italy. Fully colored, about 23 by 17 inches. A detailed map showing countries, cities and towns. Also includes a decorative border. $95

 

 

  (The map is much lighter, no blue hue and brightly hand colored)

 


George Cram, 1890-1898, Italy.   Full printed color.  Each province differently colored.  About 15 1/2 by 10 1/4 inches. Show provinces, cities and towns and landforms.  $35  Great as a gift item!


George Cram, 1890-1988, Italy.   City Plans.  Full printed color.  About 15 1/2 by 10 1/4 inches. Detailed street plans showing important city sites, castles, palaces, gardens and buildings. Rivers and other landforms are shown.  $35 each.

  Naples

  Rome


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    Mathew Northrup's Century Atlas, 1997-1911, Northern Italy. Full color, about 10 1/4 by 15 inches. A very fine "modern" looking map with a "piano key" border.  A provincial map showing mountains, rivers, towns, cities and rails. $45

 

(This is a handsome map.  The brown line at center is created by joining two scans)


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    Mathew Northrup's Century Atlas, 1897-1911, Central & Southern Italy. Full color, about 10 1/4 by 15 inches. A very fine "modern" looking map with a "piano key" border.  A provincial map showing mountains, rivers, towns, cities and rails. $45

 

(This is a handsome map.  The brown line at center is created by joining two scans)


Mathew Northrup's Century Atlas, 1897-1911, Italy. Full color, about 10 1/4 by 15 inches. A very fine "modern" looking map of all of Italy, with a "piano key" border.  A provincial map showing mountains, rivers, towns, cities and rails. $45