"[Lot of 2] Novissima Descriptio Tabulae Generalis Ducatus Sabaudiae… [and] Statuum Italiae Superioris Vulgo olim Lombardia…",
Subject: France and Italy
Period: 1730-49 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
1) Novissima Descriptio Tabulae Generalis Ducatus Sabaudiae… by Justus Danckerts, circa 1730 (23 x 19.8"). This attractive map covers Savoy and Piedmont, the region of the French-Italian Alps between the Mediterranean and Lake Geneva. The map is fully engraved with mountains, rivers, and fortified cities and richly embellished with a large title cartouche incorporating the arms of Piedmont and Savoy and the arms of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Fair condition. The lower left corner has been torn off and has been replaced with the corner of a different map. There are a number of other old repairs and some missing paper in the margins - still it is an attractive map with lovely original color.
2) Statuum Italiae Superioris Vulgo olim Lombardia… by Homann Heirs, dated 1749 (22.8 x 19.3"). This map focuses on the region just south of Lake Geneva and includes the cities of Grenoble, Aosta and Ivrea. The title cartouche is composed of a vine and eight armorial shields. Fair condition. Original color with some light spots and two areas of worming in the lower border that have old paper patches on verso. A 1" tear at upper left has an old paper repair as well.