South Italy Sicily Naples Gulf Strait of Messina 1899 antique engraved color mapBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
(Southern Italy, Sicily, Gulf of Taranto, Naples, Positano)
Issued 1899, Gotha, Germany, by Perthes for Stieler
Very detailed antique engraved map, with original hand color.
Printed in the 19th century, the paper has been gently age toned as always, but which remains sound, mostly clean & well preserved. Centerfold as issued, which is how the majority of Stieler maps were issued.
A lovely map which is perfect for display. One of the much under appreciated facts about Stieler maps is how many different versions there are of maps which have the same title. Indeed, collections could be assembled of any given map which show very noticable differences as they evolve over the years. A little explored area of collecting worthy of deeper investigation.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The zoomable image is a major part of the item description. Please examine closely, as what you see is what we will send you. [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws ].
In near Very Good or better condition; normal uniform minor age toning to sheet as typical, light waviness, moderate offsetting, and small staining or spotting as should be clearly visible within the photos. Overall the printed image is clean, well preserved and very attractive.
A fascinating and beautifully engraved antique map which any collector, dealer, institution or person of artistic taste would be happy to own and display.
Sheet measures c. 18 3/4" H x 15 5/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 16" H x 13" W