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Rare late edition of the Nolin map of Tuscany and the Papal States, centered on Lake Trasimeno.

As with other maps by Nolin, the attention to details is apparent. In this instance, Nolin has utilized the indigeneous maps of Giacomo Cantelli as one of his important sources.

The map shows the fortified cities of Sienna, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Perugia, Ravenne, and more. The city of Rome is shown with its extensive fortifications and the Vatican is located with an icon. The aqueducts from the mountains to Rome are well shown. The map is filled with details and icons locating rivers, topography, villages, churches, and more. At lower left, an inset detailing the provinces of Ferrare and a portion of Bologna to include the city of Bologna are shown. The large title cartouche completely fills the upper right corner.

This edition carries the imprint "A Paris Chez l'Auteur rue Saint Iacques…" with an earlier imprint to the left that is mostly rubbed out of the plate. Other editions of the map include different addresses, including:

A present Rue. St. Jacquest au d'essus de la Rue des Mathurins a lens.aume de Place des Victoirs et du Lion D'Argent . . . A Paris Chez L'Auteur sur le Quay de L'Horologie du Palais a L'Enseign de la Place de Vitoirce Vers le Pont Neuf. L'on trouve aussi chez lui toutes les Carte particuieres des autres Etats d'Italie Avec Privilege du Roi.

(Biblioteca Nacional De Portugal--undated edition).

A Paris Chez L'Auteur sur le Quay de L'Horologie du Palais a L'Enseign de la Place de Vitoirce Vers le Pont Neuf. L'on trouve aussi chez lui toutes les Carte particuieres des autres Etats d'Italie Avec Privilege du Roi.

( Bibliothèque nationale de France (France)--Collection D'Anvillle).