Antique Maps of Italy

A Plan of the City of Genoa.

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ANDREWS, John.

Origin: London, John Stockdale, c.1776.

A Plan of the City of Genoa. Published in 'Plans of the Principal Cities in the World'. Detail includes a key with 59 locations including; Royal Place, The Jesuits and The Holy Ghost Convent. Complete with a page of relevant text from the atlas.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 185 x 255mm (7¼ x 10 inches).

Reference: 11774

Price: £78

A Plan of the City of Naples.

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ANDREWS, John.

Origin: London, John Stockdale, c.1776.

A Plan of the City of Naples. Published in 'Plans of the Principal Cities in the World'. Detail includes a key with 80 locations including; New Castle, The Great Custom House, The Arsenal and The King's Palace. Complete with a page of relevant text from the atlas.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 165 x 255mm (6½ x 10 inches).

Reference: 11773

Price: £75

Augusti Apud Venetos Templi D: Marci Accuritissima Effigration/Palatii Senatorii Apud Venetos Conflagration, Anno MDLXXVII.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1578-1600, French text edition.

Two engravings on one sheet depicting the Cathedral & St.Mark's Square, Venice and the other shows the fierce fire that engulfed the Doge's Palace in 1577. After Georg Hoefnagel and published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light marginal soiling and age-toning, a couple of light brown spots, possibly rust, two small worm holes in the lower margin well away from the printed area, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 370 x 495mm (14½ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 12563

Price: £1150

Carta Geografica dell Isola di Sardegna.

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L'ISLE, Guillaume de.

Origin: Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, 1740.

A fine map of Sardinia from 'Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo'. Two highly decorative title cartouches.

Condition: Uncoloured; light centrefold toning due to guard paste, very light print offset and minor marginal staining, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 335 x 430mm (13¼ x 17 inches).

Reference: 9762

Price: £280

Florence.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1835.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by E.Turrell, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall, for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 290 x 380mm (11½ x 15 inches).

Reference: 10702

Price: £110

Genoa.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Thomas Letts, [1877].

A Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by B.R.Davies, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1877 edition published by Thomas Letts for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 305 x 380mm (12 x 15 inches).

Reference: 3378

Price: £52

Genoa.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1836.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by B.R.Davies, with inset map of the environs and a comparison of principal buildings along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall, for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor light soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 310 x 375mm (12¼ x 14¾ inches).

Reference: 11700

Price: £48

Iconografica Rappresentations della inclita Citta di Venetia.

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HOMANN HEIRS.

Origin: Nürenberg, c.1771.

A finely detailed map and evocative view of Venice showing the Grand Canal and its network of smaller canals and bridges, with many of them named. The six sestieri, or divisions of the city are indicated, but the names are not given. An alphanumeric key to the lower right locates the important buildings within the Serene Republic and below the plan is a lovely view of the approach to Venice from the Adriatic.

Condition: Fine original colour; light marginal soiling, printers crease across bottom left corner, minor spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 475 x 550mm (18¾ x 21¾ inches).

Reference: 12352

Price: £1450

Illyris, & Italia Insulaque tum in Adria...…

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[CLUVER, P.].

Origin: Leyden, c.1630.

An attractive map of Italy, showing the islands of Corsica and Sardinia and the Adriatic Sea and coastline. Decorative floral cartouche top right.

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 185 x 245mm (7¼ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 12207

Price: £68

Milan (Milano)

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1832.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by J.Henshall, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall, for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 330 x 385mm (13 x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10636

Price: £38

Northern Italy.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

With vignettes of St. Peter's Rome and the Grand Canal Venice. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; overall a fine example.

Size: 245 x 310mm (9¾ x 12¼ inches).

Reference: 7457

Price: £52

Parma.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, SDUK, 1840.

An early Victorian detailed plan of Parma in northern Italy, with a prospect along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, very minor soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 380mm (12½ x 15 inches).

Reference: 10635

Price: £45

Parma.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Thomas Letts, [1877].

A Victorian detailed plan of Parma in northern Italy, with a prospect along the bottom. From the 1877 edition published by Thomas Letts for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 320 x 380mm (12½ x 15 inches).

Reference: 10692

Price: £56

Parma.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Chas. Knight, [1844].

An early Victorian detailed plan of Parma in northern Italy, with a prospect along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chas. Knight for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 380mm (12½ x 15 inches).

Reference: 10693

Price: £48

Plan of Ancient Rome by W.B. Clarke, Archt.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Chapman & Hall, 1830.

An early Victorian plan of the ancient city, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, very minor soling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 315 x 385mm (12½ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10676

Price: £32

Plan of Ancient Rome by W.B. Clarke, Archt.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Thomas Letts, [1877].

A Victorian plan of the ancient city, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom. From the 1877 edition published by Thomas Letts for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very minor soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 315 x 385mm (12½ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10677

Price: £45

Plan of Modern Rome by W.B. Clarke, Archt.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1830.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, engraved by J & C Walker, with elevations of the important buildings below. Published in 1844 by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, one or two minor spots, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 310 x 375mm (12¼ x 14¾ inches).

Reference: 12293

Price: £85

Pompeii.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Thomas Letts, [1877].

A Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by T.E.Nicholson, with a prospect of the ruined city and elevations of the main buildings as they would have been. From the 1877 edition published by Thomas Letts for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 310 x 395mm (12¼ x 15½ inches).

Reference: 10673

Price: £48

Pompeii.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Chas. Knight, [1844].

A Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by T.E.Nicholson, with a prospect of the ruined city and elevations of the main buildings as they would have been. From the 1844 edition published by Chas. Knight for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 310 x 395mm (12¼ x 15½ inches).

Reference: 10674

Price: £40

Pompeii.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1832.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by T.E.Nicholson, with a prospect of the ruined city and elevations of the main buildings as they would have been. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 310 x 395mm (12¼ x 15½ inches).

Reference: 10696

Price: £34

Southern Italy.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

With decorative engraved vignettes, including a view of Naples and Vesuvius, the Carnival and the 'Festival of the Vintage' at grape harvest time. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; overall fine condition.

Size: 250 x 315mm (9¾ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 7455

Price: £68

Syracuse with the Remaining Vestiges of its Five Cities.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, SDUK, 1839.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the Sicilian city of Syracuse, drawn by Smyth, Thakeray, Arnold &c. and engraved by B.R.Davies, with an inset "View of Syracuse from the Theatre". From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, trimmed close to right edge, but with enough black paper to facilitate framing, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 335 x 395mm (13¼ x 15½ inches).

Reference: 10653

Price: £40

Syracuse with the Remaining Vestiges of its Five Cities.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Chas. Knight, 1844.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the Sicilian city of Syracuse, drawn by Smyth, Thakeray, Arnold &c. and engraved by B.R.Davies, with an inset "View of Syracuse from the Theatre". From the 1844 edition published by Chas. Knight for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 335 x 395mm (13¼ x 15½ inches).

Reference: 10700

Price: £45

Tabula Italiæ Antiquæ in Regiones XI ab Augusto divisæ...…

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L'ISLE, Guillaume de.

Origin: Paris, 1715.

A detailed map of Ancient Italy, showing the Roman Roads.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning and soiling to the margins, trimmed close to lower border with no loss of printed area, otherwise a good example.

Size: 495 x 630mm (19½ x 24¾ inches).

Reference: 10179

Price: £210

Turin. (Torino.)

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1833.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by J.Henshall, with three vignettes along the bottom. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.With three vignette views.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor print off set, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 375mm (12½ x 14¾ inches).

Reference: 10638

Price: £48