Reggio Italy Italian city plan 1629 Bertelli rare engraved antique map
Reggio Italy Italian city plan 1629 Bertelli rare engraved antique map Reggio Italy Italian city plan 1629 Bertelli rare engraved antique map
$ 135.00

Reggio.

(Italia- Italy).

Issued 1629, Padova, appresso- Francesco Bertelli, con lic. de' Sup.

Delightful antique engraved Italian city plan. A most charming map, with a splendid near folk-art primitive style. The level of detail is astounding, hundreds of small individual buildings, a clearly recognizable urban plan set within old fortified stone walls, a city shield at top right corner. Title at lower right is mounted by dolphin-like creatures, a primitive but recognizable mermaid figure at left side of box.

A very scarce plan, and found here well printed in a rich dark ink impression. With touches in shield of what could be older hand color.

Sheet measures c. 6 1/8" H x 8 1/4 " W.

Printed area measures c. 4 5/8" H x 6 3/4 " W.

[R18780].

Tooleys, Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 1, p.149- citing only this 1629 printing.