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Author: N. Bonifacio
|Size:||Inches:||31 x 22|
|CM:||78 x 55|
SKU: REG 57
Abruzzo Ulteriore or Abruzzo Ultra with seats to Teramo and Aquila, was located between the Tronto river (north) and the Pescara river (south). The borders of "the giustizierato" embraced totally the area of today’s provinces of Teramo and Aquila and for the most part within the present provinces of Pescara, and the north east part of the province of Rieti nowadays belonging to the Latium region.
The borders of all the territory were on the north east the Tronto river,to the south the Pescara river, and to the north east the mountains chain of the Gran Sasso
Natale Bonifacio (1538-1592), a skilful Dalmatian engraver from Sebenico, was active in Rome until the end of the 16th century, and worked with Domenico Fontana amongst others.
This particular bird's-eye map is a reproduction of a very rare map of the Abruzzi published in 1587. It has wealth of details presented in an accurate manner, in particular river systems and cities. Of artistic interest, Arms of Spanish Royal family, dedication cartouche surmounted by the arms of Frederico Cesi, scalebar with dividers and compass rose.
This artistic reproduction of a vintage map was made using modern graphic procedures, but obtaining the results found in the antique copperplate engraving technique, as one can easily find out by lightly rubbing his/her finger on the map. This map, which is an exact reproduction of the original antique, is printed on cotton paper panels which are glued and mounted on a cotton cloth background "a stacchi" (slightly separated from each other), in order to allow for folding and easier transport. Finally, map is water-colored by hand making it a truly unique piece, worthy of the original old print.