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Southern Italy antique map c1732 by Cellarius (Keller)

Southern Italy antique map c1732 by Cellarius (Keller)


by Christopher Keller (Cellarius)

Graecia magna sive pars ultima Italiae. Ancient Geography map.

Original copperplate-engraved map on hand-made paper, published for the 1732 edition of Geographia Antiqua (Antique Geography) by German Scholar Christopher Keller (known as Cellarius) (1632-1707). First published by Cellarius in 1686, this work was reissued many times, until 1812. The 1732 edition was larger and more attractively presented. Many of the maps had decorative cartouche title pieces. This wonderful cartouche includes a volcano on the headland and a whirlpool in the rough sea by the shore.

In good condition, this map would have been published in black and white. It has fine later hand-tinting with watercolour, that certainly adds to the attractiveness of the map.

In good condition, with good borders, as published, with central vertical fold, the image measures 205 x 305mm.

Stock Number: amck665Price: $250.00