Nova Italiae Delineatio


Beautiful mid-17th century hand-colored map of Italy and surrounding islands

Cartographer(s): Willem Blaeu
Date: ca. 1635
Place: Amsterdam
Coloring: Old color
Dimensions: 51.0 x 59.5 cm (20.1 x 23.4 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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SKU: NL-00191 Category:


Lovely example of Blaeu’s first map of Italy, with Sardinia, Corsica and parts of Sicily.

Features an ornate title cartouche and scale information, sailing ships, and a sea monster.


Willem Blaeu

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) founded one of history’s greatest cartographic publishing firms in 1599. This map is indicative of the duplication by the firms of Blaeu and Hondius/Jansson. In this case, Blaeu has copied a Janssonius map of 1637.

Condition Description

Excellent condition with ample margins; moderate toning, reinforced centerfold.


Borri 84.