Decorative prospect view of Naples, with a key identifying 30 important buildings by name. From Zeiller’s “Itinerarium Italia Nova Antiqua” published by Merian in Franckfurt in 1640. Mattheus Merian was a notable Swiss engraver, born in Basle in 1593, who subsequently studied in Zurich and then moved to Frankfurt where he met Theodore de Bry, whose daughter he married in 1617. [cod.1050/15]
Nice copper engraving of the town from “Itinerario overo nuova descrittione dei viaggi principali d’Italia” published in Venice by Brigonci in 1665. This is the most rare Brigonci’s edition. [cod.479/15]
Decorative wall map of Europe drawn by Menetrier engraved and printed by E. Charaire in Paris in 1900.
The map is richly embellished with 10 views at top including the Louvre, Westminster Abbey, Moscow’s Kremlin and the Parthenon and with illustrations of the uniforms of 26 European countries. In the corners of the map are the title, a view of the Petit Journal’s premises in Paris, and comparative tables of mountain heights and buildings including the newly-completed Eiffel Tower and Washington Monument.
A very large US Army and Naval map of the south east coast of China, published during the second world war. Map extent is from Kweichow Province in the west, to Kwangsi Province and French Indo China in the south, to Fukien Province in the east, to Szechwan and Anhwei Provinces in the north.
The islands of Hainan and Formosa and the very northern tip of Luzon in the Philippines are also shown. The right side of the map comprises a set of 6 inset plans of: Shanghai, Wenchow, Foochow, Swatow, Canton and Hong Kong. Map detail is chiefly restricted to towns, cities, rivers, lakes, major highways and roads.
A lovely uncommon little atlas for children with Ferraris’s maps showing the Italian regions on cut pages. All pages form the whole Italy. At the end section with the italian colonies in Libya and Ethiopia.