Italy: Stanfords Map of Italy 1859 MEDIUM

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Medium size, cloth-backed version of a map of Italy originally published by Edward Stanford on 2nd May 1859 (the founder of our company liked to be precise!). The map catches the country in an interesting stage of its history, just before the unification, and still shows the individual states: the Kingdom of Piedmont - Sardinia, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the Papal States, etc, all in different colours. Hachures are used to show the spine of the Apennines and other mountainous regions. Interesting insets show enlargements of the environs of Venice, Genoa and Naples with Vesuvius, and another panel presents the whole of the Austro-Hungarian Empire which then still included Lombardy and north-eastern Italy.

This reproduction was taken from what used to be called a “cloth-dissected” map, made when the map itself was cut into sections and each section then individually pasted onto an overall cloth backing for the whole map. In this version the whole map is backed onto cloth in one piece but the gaps between the sections have been reproduced in the printing to preserve the style and the feeling of the original. Each individual map is sold folded in a colourful case covered with a unique design marbled paper – no two cases are identical.

PLEASE NOTE: this title is also available in a smaller size. To see the list of all the titles in this series from the Old Folding Maps please click on the series link.

ISBN/EAN: 9786000011840
Size: 72 x 57 cm
Product Type: Folded Map

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