Auction 121, Lot 682

"L'Italie Dressee sur les Observations … par G. De L'Isle", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua

Subject: Italy

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.4 x 18 inches
54.4 x 45.7 cm

A fine large map shows all of Italy, including Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica, the surrounding parts of France and the Balkans and a portion of North Africa. It is based on the geography of Guillaume Delisle and the observations of the astronomer Riccioli. The map is filled with detail and decorated with an ornate title cartouche alluding to the Catholic Church, with a cherub wearing a red cardinal's miter.


Condition: A

Fine original color on a strong sheet of laid paper with a minor printer's crease at the top. There is a minor paper flaw in an unengraved portion of the Mediterranean.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/26/2007