Auction 125, Lot 676

"[Lot of 2] Northern Italy [and] Southern Italy Kingdom of Naples, I. Sardinia & Malta", Colton, George Woolworth

Subject: Italy

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

15.7 x 12.7 inches
39.9 x 32.3 cm

A matched pair of maps that describe all of Italy. These maps were published in Colton's monumental world atlas in 1856. Each features Colton's distinctive scroll-style border. The northern sheet extends to below Rome at the Gulf of Gaeta and includes all of Corsica. The southern map begins above Rome and includes the island of Sardinia. At lower left is a large inset: "Malta and its Dependencies" on a scale of approximately 6 miles per inch. Both maps sized as given.


Condition: A+

Fine impression and original hand coloring on thick sheets with wide, original margins. A little marginal edge toning and a few tiny spots, still fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/24/2008