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Italy
ORTELIUS, A., Italiae Novissima Descriptio, Auctore Iacopo Gastaldo Pedemontano., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Italiae Novissima Descriptio, Auctore Iacopo Gastaldo Pedemontano.
Antwerp, 1579, Uncoloured.. 380x480mm. In very good condition with a minor centerfold repair that is only visible from the verso.
A beautiful map of Italy based on an earlier work done by Gastaldi. Features a vignette of Neptune and a female mermaid companion, sea monsters ships and decorative cartouches. ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 1,000 - 1,100)

Starting bid
$ 750
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
SPEED, J./ HUMBLE, G., Italia . . ., antique map, old maps SPEED, J./ HUMBLE, G. - Italia . . .
London, 1626, Coloured.. 405x510mm. Very good. Short margins, with a marginal repair in lower left and right hand corners. Paper slightly age-toned. Good and dark impression.
A wonderful map of Italy. Incorporated into Speed's 'Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World'. English descriptive text on the back. ¤... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 1,300 - 1,500)

Starting bid
$ 1,100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
FILLOEUL, P., Carte D’Italie pour L’Histoire Moderne., antique map, old maps FILLOEUL, P. - Carte D’Italie pour L’Histoire Moderne.
Paris, 1729, Uncoloured. 240x395mm. In very fine condition with folds as issued.
A striking map of Italy and European Turkey from the “METHODE POUR ETUDIER L’HISTOIRE” by L’Abbe Lenglet du Fresnoy, published in Paris in 1729.
The map is quite rare, and is not now, nor in the past been on the Internet. It was engraved by Jenvilliers and Filloeul, who were known to work for ...
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Estimate
($ 150 - 180)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Lattré, J. / R.Bonne., Italia Antiquae Tabula Geographica., antique map, old maps Lattré, J. / R.Bonne. - Italia Antiquae Tabula Geographica.
Paris, 1783, In original colouring.. 610x485mm. Left and right borders cropped close and remargined, otherwise excellent condition
A finely engraved map on 2 sheets of Italy in classical times. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche.
Jean Lattré, was a Paris-based engraver and publisher. Worked with Robert de Vaugondy, J. Janvier and R. Bonne. Published "Atlas Monderne", 1771, 1783 , 1793. Rigobert Bonne (1727-95),...
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Estimate
($ 150 - 175)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BONNE, R., L'Italie., antique map, old maps BONNE, R. - L'Italie.
Paris, 1787-1788, Coloured.. 235x340mm. Very good condition.
Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795), French cartographer. His maps are found in a.o. Atlas Moderne (1762), Raynal's Histoire Philos. du Commerce des Indes (1774) and Atlas Encyclopédique (1787-1788).A map from Rigobert Bonne's 'Atlas Encyclopédique', showing the Italian peninsula.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 100 - 110)

Starting bid
$ 60
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Italy cities
MÜNSTER, S., Venice., antique map, old maps MÜNSTER, S. - Venice.
Basle, ca 1560, Coloured.. 255x320mm. Wood block print with letterpress. Small, most marginal imperfections, else fine. Good margins.
An early, fine bird's-eye view of the city of Venice. It comes from the famous Cosmographia, one of the most influential books of the XVI and XVII century, representing a great compendium of Renaissance knowledge. ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 600 - 700)

Starting bid
$ 290
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BRAUN, G. and HOGENBERG, F., Messana urbs est Sicilie maxima., antique map, old maps BRAUN, G. and HOGENBERG, F. - Messana urbs est Sicilie maxima.
Cologne, 1572, Coloured.. 343x483mm. Fine condition.
Fine first issue of one of this very attractive, early view of Messina, the principal port of Sicily. The city’s distinctive harbor is shown teeming with ships. 167 of the well-fortified city’s towers, churches, palaces and fountains are numbered and keyed to the view.

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Estimate
($ 400 - 500)

Bid received
$ 250
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
MÜNSTER, S, L'ampiissima marina città di Vinegia con molte idole, che lestano datorno. [Venice], antique map, old maps MÜNSTER, S - L'ampiissima marina città di Vinegia con molte idole, che lestano datorno. [Venice]
Basle, 1558 / 1575, Uncoloured.. 245x385mm. Paper aged tone. Few worm holes underlaid. Restorations on the left an right bottom corners. Else in good condition.
An early birds-eye view of the islands of Venice (Venezia) from Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia. All major churches are titled along with key landmarks such as the Arsenal and the Doge's Palace, the lagoon is adorned with sailing vessels.
A written description of the city is housed in two pl...
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Estimate
($ 120 - 200)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F., Messana, Urbs est Sicilie maxima, situ, opulentia, & tuta navium statione., antique map, old maps BRAUN,G. / HOGENBERG, F. - Messana, Urbs est Sicilie maxima, situ, opulentia, & tuta navium statione.
Cologne, (1572) 1577, Coloured.. 340x485mm. In very good condition. Latin text on verso. With attractive colouring. Centerfold backed with brown tape. Dark impression.
A very desirable and early town-plan of Messina on Sicily, with a numbered key (1-167) in lower part.
"Messina is shown from the east, in a view looking down upon the crescent -shaped natural harbour and the city with its geometric plan. The im...
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Estimate
($ 300 - 400)

Bid received
$ 210
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
BRAUN & HOGENBERG., Mantua/Mantova., antique map, old maps BRAUN & HOGENBERG. - Mantua/Mantova.
Cologne, 1590, no colors. 360x495mm. Several imperfections, slightly browned, otherwise very good.
A large, early, very detailed bird's-eye view of the Italian city of Mantova. From the famous Civitates Orbis Terrarum, compiled and written by George Braun, Canon of Cologne Cathedral.
He gathered together impressive amounts of information and draft plans to produce over 500 city views...
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Estimate
($ 350 - 425)

Starting bid
$ 230
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BRAUN & HOGENBERG., Perusia gratu musis in Tuscia domicilium. (Perugia), antique map, old maps BRAUN & HOGENBERG. - Perusia gratu musis in Tuscia domicilium. (Perugia)
Cologne, 1590, no colours. 350x435mm. A little bit of browning, a repeared tear in the upper left region not affecting the engraved area, otherwise fine.
A large, early, very detailed, strong impression, bird's-eye view of the Italian city of Perugia. From the famous Civitates Orbis Terrarum, compiled and written by George Braun, Canon of Cologne Cathedral.
He gathered together an impressive amounts of information and draft plans to prod...
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Estimate
($ 375 - 450)

Starting bid
$ 250
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BRAUN & HOGENBERG., Rimini., antique map, old maps BRAUN & HOGENBERG. - Rimini.
Cologne, 1590, no colors. 310x470mm. A little of brown along the centrefold, otherwise fine.
A large, early, very detailed, strong impression, bird's-eye view of the Italian city of Rimini. From the famous Civitates Orbis Terrarum, compiled and written by George Braun, Canon of Cologne Cathedral.
He gathered together an impressive amounts of information and draft plans to produ...
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Estimate
($ 375 - 450)

Starting bid
$ 250
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
BRAUN, G./ HOGENBERG, F., Roma., antique map, old maps BRAUN, G./ HOGENBERG, F. - Roma.
Cologne, 1590, Coloured.. 330x475mm. Slight printer’s smudge on upper margin not affecting the plate. In very good condition.
Though a contemporaneous view, the structures of Ancient Rome are still much in evidence. The example contains a 119 point legend and figures in typical costume.

From the greatest publication in this genre!. The Civitates was compiled and written by George Braun, Canon of Cologne C...
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Estimate
($ 900 - 1,100)

Starting bid
$ 500
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
MORTIER, Pierre., Veue De Caiete Du Royaume De Naples. vers les Golfe de Venise., antique map, old maps MORTIER, Pierre. - Veue De Caiete Du Royaume De Naples. vers les Golfe de Venise.
Amsterdam, 1704, Uncoloured.. 540x600mm. Some repairs, especially in the lower part of the centerfold. Otherwise in very good condition.
An exceptional, large and rare view of Gaeta, on the Tyrrenian coast of Italy, which first appeared in Blaeu's 'Theatrum Civitatum et admirandorum italiae', published in Amsterdam in 1663.
Gaeta (formerly Caieta) is situated on the slopes of the Torre di Orlando, a promontory overlooking the Me...
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Estimate
($ 450 - 550)

Starting bid
$ 290
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
CHATELAIN, H.,  Carte du gouvernement militaire de la République de Venise . . ., antique map, old maps CHATELAIN, H. - Carte du gouvernement militaire de la République de Venise . . .
Amsterdam, 1720, Uncoloured.. 390x462mm. Very good impression.
Very decorative folio sheet with five engraved views in Venice: "Vue de la Palace de St. Marc" (Piazza San Marco), a birds-eye map of "L'Arcenal", "Autre vue de al Place de St. Marc", "Course des Gondoles" and a close view of gondolas with a lot of people on the bridge above.
The extensive tex...
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Estimate
($ 90 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 30
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
CHATELAIN, H.,  Carte du Gouvernement Civil et Politique de la République de Venise . . ., antique map, old maps CHATELAIN, H. - Carte du Gouvernement Civil et Politique de la République de Venise . . .
Amsterdam, 1720, Uncoloured.. 390x462mm. Very good impression.
This impressive engraving provides a detailed description of the infrastructure of the Venetian government.
Ornamented with numerous vignettes illustrating sessions of parliament, the plate includes a lengthy description of the organization of the state (including Doge's Palace). From Chatelai...
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Estimate
($ 80 - 100)

Starting bid
$ 50
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Van der AA, P., Il sposalizio del Doge con il mare., antique map, old maps Van der AA, P. - Il sposalizio del Doge con il mare.
Amsterdam circa 1725, Uncoloured.. 320x400mm. Excellent condition.
Rare view of the Bucintoro in the Canal Grande celebrating the "sposalizio del mare".
From Thesaurus Antiquitatum et Historiarum Italiae....
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Estimate
($ 800 - 900)

Starting bid
$ 390
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
ANONYMOUS, Serravalle Scrivia., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Serravalle Scrivia.
Italy, Circa 1730, original colours. 330x475mm. Folded. A hole outside the coloured area. Good.
Discolouration along foldings.
Manuscript plan, ink and water colour, on strong paper, exceptional plan of Serravalle Scrivia, around 1730, link upper corner: 14 remarkable places noted. Author indicated (Gerardj ex mandato apograph ). Scala dj Bracja Milanesi given. ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 800 - 900)

Starting bid
$ 500
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
LOTTER, T., Venetia Potentissima e la più Magnifica fiorentissima...  , antique map, old maps LOTTER, T. - Venetia Potentissima e la più Magnifica fiorentissima...
Augsburg, circa 1730, In original colours.. 500x579mm. Small margins, marginal discolouration, small repairs, part of the green colour in the upper right side partly oxidized. Otherwise good.
One of the most decorative views of Venice of the XVIII century. The two view of Piazza San Marco derived from those of Merian.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 750 - 1,200)

Starting bid
$ 600
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
RUGGIERI, F. / BOUCHARD, G.,  Pianta Della Citta di Firenze nelle seu vere misure colla descrizione dei luoghi piu notabili di ciascun Quartiere., antique map, old maps RUGGIERI, F. / BOUCHARD, G. - Pianta Della Citta di Firenze nelle seu vere misure colla descrizione dei luoghi piu notabili di ciascun Quartiere.
Florence, 1755, Uncoloured.. 503x678mm. dark impression. Dissected in 4 parts and contemporarily laid on linen with red coloured ribbon along the edges.
A highly decorative plan of Florence by Ferdinando Ruggieri. In addition to the detailed plan of the City, it includes fine decorative embellishments and demonstrates the extraordinary engraving style which characterizes the highest skill levels of Italian copper plate engraving work of the period.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 1,200 - 1,500)

Bid received
$ 800
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
CARDON, A., Veduta di Napoli dalla parte di Ponente., antique map, old maps CARDON, A. - Veduta di Napoli dalla parte di Ponente.
Naples, 1765, Uncoloured.. 550x1100mm. Some browning, two almost invisible holes, otherwise good.
An exceptionally decorative, very rare, large view of the city of Naples. From a painting of Ricciarelli, engraved by A. Cardon in 1765. It belongs to four view of Naples:
"Veduta di Chiaia dalla parte di Levante", "Veduta di Napoli dalla parte di Ponente", "Veduta di Ponte Nuovo" e "Veduta di ...
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Estimate
($ 3,000 - 4,000)

Starting bid
$ 2,500
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
Italy provinces
ORTELIUS, A.,  Thusciae Descriptio Auctore Hieronimo Bellarmato., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Thusciae Descriptio Auctore Hieronimo Bellarmato.
Antwerp, 1574-1575, Coloured.. 320x495mm. Paper slightly aged. Good and dark impression. Else good condition.
Decorative and detailed map of Tuscany, from the 1574 or 1575 Latin text edition of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world. The map is based upon the regional map of Giralomo Bellarmati. Includes an ornate cartouche and a number of sailing vessels.
Centere...
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Estimate
($ 840 - 1,050)

Starting bid
$ 560
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ORTELIUS, A.,  Ducatus Mediolanensis., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Ducatus Mediolanensis.
Antwerp, 1598, Uncoloured.. 360x482mm. Wide margins and dark impression. In good condition. French text on the verso.
A very nice map of Italy, centered on Milan, prepared by Johannes Septala. Very decorative title cartouche on the left side. A sea monster and a ship are depicted on the left.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 240 - 350)

Starting bid
$ 175
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ORTELIUS, A.,  Perusini Agri., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Perusini Agri.
Antwerp, 1598, Uncoloured.. 330x470mm. Wide margins and dark impression. In fine condition. French text on the verso.
A very nice map of northern province of Italy, centered on Perugia. Very nice title cartouche on the lower right corner, with a credit to the cartographer who prepared this map in 1580: Egnatio Danti. Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) was a cartographer and publisher, who is born and died in Antwerp. Pub... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 225 - 350)

Starting bid
$ 175
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ORTELIUS, A.,  Florentini Dominii Fidelissima et nova descriptio., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Florentini Dominii Fidelissima et nova descriptio.
Anvers, 1598, Uncoloured.. 345x466mm. Wide margins and dark impression. In fine condition. French text on the verso.
Very fine map including the towns of Pisa, Florence, Siena, etc. The map is based on Stefano Buonsignori's map.

Dare to go in Black. All early maps are printed in black and white and many were kept that way for a long time. A black and white map in an early and strong impression is a rari...
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Estimate
($ 250 - 350)

Starting bid
$ 175
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
GASTALDI, G. (VALEGIO), Geografia particolare della Lombardia di Giacomo Gastaldo piemontese, antique map, old maps GASTALDI, G. (VALEGIO) - Geografia particolare della Lombardia di Giacomo Gastaldo piemontese
Venice, ca 1610, Uncoloured.. 740x1230mm. Small imperfections, different repairs. Very good considered dimensions and rarity of the map
Exceptionally rare, large map of North Italy, one of the first printed regional maps of Italy. On six sheets, it depicts realistically the region encompassing, among others, Piemont, Liguria, Lombardia, Veneto, Toscana. The works of Gastaldi (1500?-1566) play a fundamental role in the early Italian ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 12,000 - 15,000)

Starting bid
$ 7,500
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BRIET, Ph.,  Le Royaume de Sicile., antique map, old maps BRIET, Ph. - Le Royaume de Sicile.
Paris, 1653, In original o/l colours.. 160x210mm. A good and dark impression. Mint. Wide margins. Size of the sheet 285mm x 345mm.
Uncommon map Sicily and part of Palermo. Very good impression.
Like Sanson, Briet was born in Abbeville and became a Jesuit at age 18.
His "Parallela Geographiae Veteris et Novae. / Parallela Geographiae Veteris et Novae" was both a modern and classical geographical work....
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Estimate
($ 175 - 250)

Starting bid
$ 150
Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
DE WIT, F., Insula sive regnum Siciliae., antique map, old maps DE WIT, F. - Insula sive regnum Siciliae.
Amsterdam, 1680, Original colours.. 500x580mm. Several mostly marginal imperfections, small margins as common for this map, a little browned, else very good.
An extremely decorative, large, fine old colour example of De Wit's rare map of Sicily. It shows in detail the cities of Messina, Milazzo, Palermo, Catania and Trapani.
It is considered one of the most beautiful and decorative maps of Sicily from the XVII century. This example is in exceptional...
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Estimate
($ 900 - 1,000)

Starting bid
$ 750
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
VISSCHER, N., Exactissima Tabula Qua Tam Danubii Fluvii Pars Superior. . ., antique map, old maps VISSCHER, N. - Exactissima Tabula Qua Tam Danubii Fluvii Pars Superior. . .
Amsterdam, 1690, Original Colour. 490x560mm. In fair condition with skillful repairs in the bottom corners and the bottom left margin replaced.
A highly detailed map of the Upper Danube and the Sea of Liguria (or Genoa), published by Nicolaus Visscher in 1690. The map extends from the headwaters of the Danube in Switzerland and Bavaria, to Vienna and Presburg (Bratislava).
In the south, the map reaches Elba, Rome and northern Corsica....
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Estimate
($ 400 - 500)

This item has no reserve price.
Bid received
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
DE ROSSI, D.,  Il Lazio . . ., antique map, old maps DE ROSSI, D. - Il Lazio . . .
Rome, 1693, Uncoloured.. 420x560mm. Paper age-toned. Some spotting running into engraved area. Else a good and dark impression.
A uncommon, late 17th century map of the province of Rome, called the Lazio Region, based on the reports of Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola and published in Rome by Domenico de Rossi in his world atlas "Mercurio Geografico".
The Italian cartographer Cantelli introduced a style in cartography that w...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 80)

Bid received
$ 50
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
CHATELAIN, Henri.,  Carte de Geographie des Differents Etats de la Republique de Venise. . ., antique map, old maps CHATELAIN, Henri. - Carte de Geographie des Differents Etats de la Republique de Venise. . .
Amsterdam, 1710, Uncoloured.. 495x610mm. In good condition, with folds as issued.
An attractive and detailed engraving of the Gulf of Venice and adjacent Italian and Dalmatian coastlines. The main map runs diagonally across the sheet with inset detail maps of northern Italy and Turkey with Cyprus.
Panels of text occupy all other areas besides the coats of arms of 29 Princip...
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Estimate
($ 300 - 400)

Starting bid
$ 200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
CHATELAIN,H.,  L'Italie dans son Premier Etablissement sous la Republique Romaine. . ., antique map, old maps CHATELAIN,H. - L'Italie dans son Premier Etablissement sous la Republique Romaine. . .
Amsterdam, 1728, In original o/l colours.. 334x435mm. Repair of a split in lower part center fold, 5cm into engraved area. A dark impression. Very rare to find in original colour.
Map of Italy when first established under the Roman Republic after the division by Ayuguste Ceasar, its various Papal governments: ancient Rome and its surround dings, a triumphant Roman procession.
From Chatelain's monumental 7 volume "Atlas Historique".

Henri Abraham Chatelain (16...
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Estimate
($ 110 - 120)

Starting bid
$ 80
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Brion la Tour, L. / L. Ch. Desnos., Les Isles de Sardagne et de Corse., antique map, old maps Brion la Tour, L. / L. Ch. Desnos. - Les Isles de Sardagne et de Corse.
Paris, 1766, Coloured.. 270x300mm. In good condition.
Louis Brion de la Tour (1756-1823), ' Atlas Géneral, Civil et Ecclésiastique', 1766, ' Atlas Général', 1790-98. Louis Charles Desnos (fl.1750-70), Le Rouge's 'Atlas Nouveau Portatif', 1756, ' Atlas Général et Élémentaire', 1768-69.A map depicting Corse and Sardinia.
From the ' Atlas Géneral, ...
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Estimate
($ 275 - 300)

Starting bid
$ 230
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Bonne, R., Partie Septentrionale du Royaume de Naples / Partie Méridionale du Royaume de Naples et celui de \'l\' Isle de Sicile., antique map, old maps Bonne, R. - Partie Septentrionale du Royaume de Naples / Partie Méridionale du Royaume de Naples et celui de 'l' Isle de Sicile.
Paris, 1787-1788, attractive later colouring. 470x340mm. good
Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795), French cartographer. His maps are found in a.o. Atlas Moderne (1762), Raynal's Histoire Philos. du Commerce des Indes (1774) and Atlas Encyclopédique (1787-1788).Two maps from Rigobert Bonne's 'Atlas Encyclopédique'.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 120 - 130)

Starting bid
$ 90
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2