Map of Italy 1799 Cary folio color Sicily Corsica fine antique mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
A New Map of Italy,
Including the Islands of Siciliy, Sardinia and Corsica
With the Post Roads
From the Latest Authorities
Issued London, 1799 by John Cary.
A lovely oversize late 18th century map of Italy, Sicily, the islands of Corsica and Sardinia, and the surrounding region, by this important English engraver / cartographer.
In near VG mostly clean condition. Some light offsetting and very light scattered foxing. Otherwise map remains clean and quite well-preserved overall, still attractive and pleasing. Original fold line as issued.
Cary's maps were issued in a variety of coloring levels, this example with full block color heightened in outline and with the sea area colored displaying the highest and visually most pleasing. The Rumsey Collection example is of the type more frequently encountered, with outline hand color.
Sheet measures c. 25" W x 21 3/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 20 1/2" W x 18" H.