Elba Island Tuscany Italy Porto Azzurro Italy Mediterranean 1760 Bellin mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Plan de l'Isle d'Elbe.
(Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Elbe, Porto Azzuro).
Issued 1760, Paris by Bellin.
Mid 18th century engraved map with a pleasing, strong impression.
Rhumb lines and strap work cartouche impart a pleasing visual quality. Fleur de lys arrow orients north to the right.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet measures c. 12 3/4" H x 9 1/4" W.
Engraved area measures c. 9" H x 7 1/4" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol.1.