"[Lot of 2] Northern Italy [and] Southern Italy", Tallis, John
Period: 1850 (circa)
Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World
Color: Hand Color
12.2 x 9.2 inches
31 x 23.4 cm
Both maps are finely engraved and surrounded by well rendered steel engraved vignettes and very lovely borders. The first map extends south to below Rome to the Gulf of Gaeta and shows Corsica. Includes vignettes of St. Peter's in Rome, St. Mark's in Venice, an elaborate Catholic procession, and two figures. The latter extends south from the Papal States and includes Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. With vignettes showing Benevento, Naples and Vesuvius, the Carnival, and the Festival of the Vintage. Vignettes and borders uncolored, as issued.
Both with fine impressions and nice original outline color. Toning to margins and into borders, one light smudge above Sardinia, still very good.