"L'Italie Distinguee Suivant tous les Estats, Royaumes, Republiques Duches et Principautes qui la Partagent Presentement...", Jaillot/Mortier
Period: 1694 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.4 x 18.6 inches
59.4 x 47.2 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…
A sharp impression on watermarked paper with original outline color and later color in the cartouches. There are professional repairs to a centerfold separation at bottom and a 1.5" tear at the base of the title cartouche, and the top margin has been extended to accommodate framing.