Catalog Archive
Auction 164, Lot 590

"Dante Map",

Subject: Italy

Period: 1894 (published)


Color: Hand Color

33.3 x 20.4 inches
84.6 x 51.8 cm

This unusual item includes very decorative maps of Italy and Tuscany printed on a single sheet. The maps show the locations noted in Dante's works and from his travels in exile. Following the footsteps of Dante was apparently a popular tourist activity in the 19th century. The map was created by Mary Hensman, a British artist, and includes a 51 page brochure explaining the map. Folds into 12mo brown cloth covers.


Condition: B

The map, issued folding, was originally backed with linen that has since separated from verso. The map itself was issued on thick paper with light toning, minor soiling, and a few tiny splits at fold intersections. Covers are moderately soiled.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/13/2017