Southern Italy Sicily Sardinia Gulf Taranto c.1858 antique engraved color mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Sardinia, Sicily, Naples, Strait of Messina, Gulf of Salerno)
Issued c.1858, London, by the London Printing and Publishing Company
Engraved & Drawn by J. Rapkin
Visually remarkable original antique engraved map, with original outline hand color. With charming vignette scenes and a lovely engraved border.
Printed in the 19th century on paper which has age toned as always, but which remains sound & well preserved.
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 ].
A lovely map worthy of display which is not often seen.
In near VG or better condition, normal uniform light age toning to sheet as typical, as well as a some trivial light age staining in the margins, light staining along the centerfold line overall the image is clean, well preserved and very attractive
A little known map which any collector, dealer, institution or person of artistic taste would be happy to own.
Sheet measures c. 10 1/2" H x 14" W.
Printed area measures c. 9 1/2" H x 12 5/8" W
Original fold line as issued.