"Les Royaumes de Naples et de Sicile avec l'Isle de Malte", Santini, P.
Subject: Southern Italy, Sicily, Corsica & Sardinia
Period: 1801 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
26.3 x 18.8 inches
66.8 x 47.8 cm
This uncommon and handsome neo-classical map of southern Italy highlights Naples and the three major islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are a number of place names and good topographical detail. A scroll-like inset showing Malta appears at left. The large pictorial cartouche features Vesuvius in full eruption with the picturesque ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum in the foreground.
On watermarked paper with a light damp stain that enters into the neatline at top right, a few faint spots, some printer's ink residue, and a couple edge tears confined to the bottom blank margin.