"L'Italie Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences sur Celles de R.P. Riccioli de la Compagnie de Jesus...", Delisle, Guillaume
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.9 x 18.3 inches
55.6 x 46.5 cm
This is a re-engraved edition of Delisle's 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. Published by Rutgert Alberts.
A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a "P" watermark, marginal soiling, and some tiny tears along the edges of the sheet, most of which have been archivally repaired.