Italy Casal birds-eye city view c.1740 Basire old engraved print battle mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A View of Casal, a Very Strong City and Castle in Italy, Taken by the Duke of Savoy in December, 1706
Printed c.1740, London for Tindal
Engraved by T. Basire
** Note top blank margin trimmed away long ago (top edge well age toned revealing this trimming was almost certainly done hundreds of years ago)- now just touching the engraving as seen. Priced accordingly.
Fine decorative original copper engraved battle map. Nice prospect birds-eye view, early city walls and fortifications clearly visible, fine level of abstracted accuracy regarding the urban layout then existing.
Paper shows typical gentle signs of age, some minor spotting or foxing, but retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness. Note top blank margin trimmed away touching the engraving as seen. Priced accordingly.
An appealing, uncommon and interesting large folio mid-18th century map.
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Original fold-lines as issued, some old paper indentations due to hundreds of years of being pressed flat- entirely normal and appealing for maps of this era.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/4" H x 20 3/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 14" H x 18 1/2" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p. 95*