"L'Italie Publiee sous les Auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans Premier Prince du Sang", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'
Period: 1743 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
26.8 x 32.3 inches
68.1 x 82 cm
This is a superb map of Italy by one of the most prominent French cartographers of the eighteenth century. It is densely engraved with political divisions, place names, and topographical detail. Corsica and Sardinia are depicted in fine detail, and the map extends as far south as Malta. The map features eleven distance scales at bottom left. There is a large allegorical title cartouche in the top right corner that was drawn by Coypet and engraved by Aveline. The map itself was engraved by P. Bourgoin. On 2 sheets, joined.
On sturdy watermarked paper with some minor offsetting, a few spots of foxing, and a 6.5" centerfold separation on the bottom sheet that has been archivally repaired. There are damp stains in the bottom corners that just touch the neatline, and the top edge has been reinforced on recto with old paper.