Extremely rare and detailed bird's-eye view of the town of Marseille by Giacomo Lauro (active about 1584-1637), taken from "Heroico Splendore delle Città del Mondo", a rare publication for the first time printed in Rome in 1639, and subsequently expanded with ten new plates in 1642.

At the bottom, along the edge and arranged in five columns, a numerical legend of 32 references to notable places.

Light browning on the bottom in the legend area.

Uncoloured as isued.

Overall good condition for this rare map.

Giacomo Lauro. Little is known about the life of Giacomo Lauro. What is known is he was a skilled engraver and publisher active in Rome between 1585 and 1637 (the year of his death). Lauro engraved from over the years fifty town-plans and sold them as separate publications.

code : M5218

Cartographer : ANON

Date : 1639/ Rome

Size : 18.5*24 cms sheet 20*28 cms

availability : Available

Price : £250

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