“Regno di Napoli“, copper engraving published by Joan Blaeu around 1640. WIth original hand colouring. Verso: a description of the region in Dutch. Size: approx.38,5 x 50 cm.
When this map was made, the Kingdom of Naples was part of the Spanish territories of the Habsburg Monarchy. In the top right corner we see the Spanish coat of arms. The left and right borders are also beautifully decorated with the colorful provincial coats of arms. As a source for this map, Blaeu used an atlas by the Italian cartographer Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617), whose atals “Italia” was published posthumously in Bologna in 1620.
The map was published as part of Blaeu’s Atlas Maior.
Price: Euro 650,-