"L'Italie Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences...", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.9 x 18.3 inches
55.6 x 46.5 cm
A fine large map showing 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 cardinal's miter.
Original color with very minor soiling and archivally repaired centerfold separations confined to top and bottom blank margins.