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Insulæ Divi Martini et Uliarus Vulgo L'Isle de Ré et Oleron.
Insulæ Divi Martini et Uliarus Vulgo L'Isle de Ré et Oleron.
[Amsterdam c.1650, French text edition.]
Engraved map with original hand colour. 395 x 540mm (15½ x 21¼"). Framed in double glass.
A sea chart of Ile de Ré and Oleron, orientated with north to the left, decorated with coloured cartouches for the title and scale. The adjacent coastline is also shown, with La Rochelle.
[Ref: 45599]   £350.00  
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Sciographia Templi Fortunæ Prænestæ.
Sciographia Templi Fortunæ Prænestæ.
[Amsterdan: Johannes Blaeu, 1663.]
Engraving with original hand colour. 465 x 600mm (18¼ x 60¾"). Backed with archival tissue.
A reconstruction of the classical Temple of Fortuna Primigenia at Palestrina near Rome, now under the modern town. The dedication is to Maffeo Barberini (1631-85), great-nephew of Pope Urban VII. The plan was published in Blaeu's 'Theatrum Civitatum et admirandorum Italiae', townbooks of Italy that were a great success and reissued several times until 1726.
[Ref: 35385]   £260.00  
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