Italia Italy ancient & modern 1825 Findlay Parker linen backed wall map hugeBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Italiae Antiquae et Novae pars Septentrionalis
Italiae Antiquae et Novae pars Australis
(Italy- Ancient and Modern)
Issued 1825, Oxford by Joseph Parker. Engraved by Alexander Findlay.
Beautiful and very uncommon early 19th century antique linen backed wall map, engraved with original hand color. Two separate large folding maps as issued, 18 panels each, still affixed to their leather covers, marbled paper on reverse.
Light uniform paper age toning, original fold lines, original leather spine to book issuance format perished, boards scuffed, worn & rubbed- overall remaining clean, bright and fresh in appearance - a well preserved and pleasing visual example.
Sheet measures c. 25" x 29 3/4".
Printed area measures c. 22 3/4" x 28 3/4".
Sheet measures c. 25" x 29 1/2".
Printed area measures c. 24 3/8" x 28 3/4".
Folded boards measure c. 8 3/4" x 5 3/8".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 2, p. 67-8.