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J. Speed 1626 Map of Italy plus Swiss Map

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J. Speed 1626 Map of Italy plus Swiss Map
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Description
1st item: ITALIA, NEWLY AUGMENTED BY J. SPEEDE, Published London, George Humble, 1626. Copper-engraved map with hand coloring (likely later), with vignettes at sides and top. John Speed map of Italy, carte-a-figures with four vignettes of couples in costume on either side, 6 small city views at top, including Verona, Naples, Venice, Rome, Genoa, and Florence. From A PROSPECT OF THE MOST FAMOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD. Framed with glass on both sides to show English text en verso. 15 3/8" H x 20 1/4" W (39.3 x 51.5 cm). Plate - 16 1/2" H x 21 1/4" W. Framed - 18 3/4" H x 21 1/2" W. 2nd map: Antonio Zatta: L'ELVEZIA DIVISA NE SUOI TREDICI CANTONI, E SUOI ALLEATI DI NUOVA PROJEZIONE, Published Venice, 1781. Copper-engraved map of Switzerland with decorative vignette cartouche upper left. Float mounted atop mat in a plain later giltwood frame. Plate - 12 3/4" H x 16 3/8" W. Sheet - 15" H x 19 3/8" W. Framed - 20" H x 24" W. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Condition
1st map: Overall toning aside from a light stripe down center of image (likely from former binding), some tiny corner losses visible in upper left corner. 2nd map: Considerable creasing to right margin. Scattered foxing and light toning. Tiny tear upper right corner and some small holes in greenery of cartouche. Lower right margin appears slightly trimmed. Neither map examined out of frame.
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J. Speed 1626 Map of Italy plus Swiss Map

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500
Jan 23, 2016
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Starting Price $500
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0233: J. Speed 1626 Map of Italy plus Swiss Map

Sold for $1,400
11 Bids
Est. $1,000 - $1,500Starting Price $500
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Jan 23, 2016 9:00 AM EST
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Lot 0233 Details

Description
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1st item: ITALIA, NEWLY AUGMENTED BY J. SPEEDE, Published London, George Humble, 1626. Copper-engraved map with hand coloring (likely later), with vignettes at sides and top. John Speed map of Italy, carte-a-figures with four vignettes of couples in costume on either side, 6 small city views at top, including Verona, Naples, Venice, Rome, Genoa, and Florence. From A PROSPECT OF THE MOST FAMOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD. Framed with glass on both sides to show English text en verso. 15 3/8" H x 20 1/4" W (39.3 x 51.5 cm). Plate - 16 1/2" H x 21 1/4" W. Framed - 18 3/4" H x 21 1/2" W. 2nd map: Antonio Zatta: L'ELVEZIA DIVISA NE SUOI TREDICI CANTONI, E SUOI ALLEATI DI NUOVA PROJEZIONE, Published Venice, 1781. Copper-engraved map of Switzerland with decorative vignette cartouche upper left. Float mounted atop mat in a plain later giltwood frame. Plate - 12 3/4" H x 16 3/8" W. Sheet - 15" H x 19 3/8" W. Framed - 20" H x 24" W. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Condition
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1st map: Overall toning aside from a light stripe down center of image (likely from former binding), some tiny corner losses visible in upper left corner. 2nd map: Considerable creasing to right margin. Scattered foxing and light toning. Tiny tear upper right corner and some small holes in greenery of cartouche. Lower right margin appears slightly trimmed. Neither map examined out of frame.

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