Caiazzo Caserta Italia Italy 1629 Bertelli Italian city plan mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Italia- Italy- Caserta central italy)
Issued 1629, Padova, appresso- Francesco Bertelli, con lic. de' Sup.
Delightful miniature antique engraved Italian city plan.
A most charming small map, with a splendid 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, even dozens of individual minute garden plans, a city shield at top corner.
A scarce 17th century plan found here well printed in a rich dark ink impression.
Paper remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor light typical age wear flaws unworthy of specific mention are to be expected. Some light surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this historical era.
Sheet measures c. 5 1/2" H x 8 " W.
Printed area measures c. 4 5/8" H x 6 3/4 " W
Tooleys, Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 1, p.149- citing only this 1629 printing.