Italy Italian Ancona city plan 1629 Bertelli rare engraved antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Issued 1629, Padova, appresso- Francesco Bertelli, con lic. de' Sup.
Delightful antique engraved Italian city plan. A most charming map, with a splendid near 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, sailing ships in the harbor, a city shield at top left corner.
A very scarce plan, and found here well printed in a rich dark ink impression.
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
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.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous soft fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this historical era.
Sheet measures c. 6 1/8" H x 8 1/4 " 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.