ARTIST: Blaeu Joan
YEAR: about 1640
TECHNIQUE: Copper engraving with coeval coloring
Nice old color example of Blaeu’s map of the “State of Milan,” from a composite atlas by Abraham Wolfgang. Detailed map of the area surrounding Milan, the capital of the region of Lombardy and the other provinces within northern Italy. This map illustrates as far east as Lake Garda and westward past Lake Maggiore to the Swiss border. Included are numerous city centers and castles, each highlighted with red coloring: Como (also noting Lake Como), Vercelli, Turin, Bergamo, Piacenza, Parma and more.