"Le Royaume de Naples Divise en Douze Provinces; par Sanson", Elwe, Jan Barend
Period: 1792 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.2 x 17.2 inches
53.8 x 43.7 cm
This lovely map, originated by Nicolas Sanson, covers the 'boot' of southern Italy in considerable detail and also includes part of Albania and Greece, including Corfu. The title cartouche features two men taming spirited horses, and angels supporting a coat of arms. The four distances scales are also enclosed in a decorative cartouche.
Near fine save for a spot in the Gulf of Tarento.