"L'Italie Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences...", Delisle, Guillaume
Period: 1700 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
24.9 x 19.4 inches
63.2 x 49.3 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. 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 outline color on watermarked paper with light toning and a few spots of foxing. A long centerfold separation at bottom and a short separation at top have been closed on verso with paper tape.