Amsterdam: Joannes Blaeu, 1680.
Print. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 19.25 x 24 inches, sheet measure 20.5 x 26 inches. Shows some light foxing, as well as a repaired ~2 inch tear at left margin. Top edge trimmed to neat line. In very good condition.
Outstanding view of a baroque pleasure palaces and garden from 'Theatrum Statuum Regiae Sabaudiae'. The series features maps, topographic views of Turin and cities and towns of Piedmont and Savoy. One of the most prolific Dutch mapmakers of his time, Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) started one of the most famous map publishing firms of the 17th century. It was at this time that the Dutch controlled the map trade, and their ornate and beautiful maps had immense popularity. Blaeu and his family worked out of Amsterdam and was instrumental in driving this dominance in his lifetime, and this legacy was continued by his sons. "Theatrum Statuum Regiae Sabaudiae" was published by his son Johannes (c. 1599-1673), who took over the business upon his father's death.