"L'Italie Distinguee Suivant tous les Estats, Royaumes, Republiques…", Jaillot/Mortier
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.3 x 18.5 inches
59.2 x 47 cm
This is the uncommon, reduced version of Jaillot's superb, two-sheet map of Italy. It shows the political divisions and very nice detail of the towns and rivers. The map extends from the eastern part of Provence through the Dalmatian coast, and includes Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. Two fine, rococo-style cartouches fill the bottom corners. The Latin title is in the top margin, Nova Italiae Descriptio, in Regna, Respublicas et Status…
Sharp impression and original color on pleasantly ivory toned paper. There are a couple insignificant smudges in the map, else fine.