Italy Italia c.1650 charming antique map hand colored miniature Borri #112Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Italia - Italy
(Europe, Mediterranean Sea)
Issued c.1650 according to Borri
(this example (re?)-issued in 1686, Amsterdam by Wetstein)
Attractive engraved antique map with lovely hand color.
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint.
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.
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.
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 antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 5 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W.
Printed area measures c. 4 3/4" H x 4 7/8" W
original center fold.
Borri, L'Italia nell' Antica Cartografia 1477-1799-(reproducing the map at actual size, allowing for close comparison- it is undeniably the exact same engraving plate, indicating further investigation might prove interesting for an armchair collector.)
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.].