Detailed town plan of city and surrounding countryside. Includes coat of arms. From the Padua edition of Francesco Scoto’s Itinerario d’Italia. Names major buildings, churches, rivers, etc. The major monuments of Rome are plainly visible. [cod.324/15]
Striking map of Italy by J.G. Schreibern, with decorative cartouche, compass rose and descriptive text in the right. Based on Blaeu’s map of Italy of 1635. From “Atlas Selectus” first published in Leipzig in 1740. A fine old color example. [cod.1138/15]
Charming map of whole Denmark from the Mercator Hondius “Atlas Minor” published in Amsterdam in 1648 at Jannsonius with german text on verso. In 1607 Jodocus Hondius published a reduced size version of Mercator’s “Atlas”, itself suitably titled “Atlas Minor”. The maps were copied from those of the great cartographer Mercator of around 1580-90 or were reductions of Hondius’ own maps of 1606. Almost 20 years later Joannes Janssonius commissioned a new set of copperplates to be engraved by Pieter
Lovely pictorial map of the United States featuring information about the varied backgrounds of the citizens and the industries in different parts of the country. The very decorative promotional map issued for the Brussels Universal Exhibition of 1958 shown on America as a multi-national, multi-cultural nation. The map is covered with pictorial images of historical sites and Americans working and playing. Labels on each state show the principal national origins of the residents, for example, Danish, Dutch and German in South Dakota. Across the top are eight figures in stereotypical native clothing (kilt, sombrero, wooden shoes). Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska are shown as territories. At Bottom left the author’s signature. This map was issued as a folded map and it retains its folds.
Fine black and white bird’s eye view of New York City, copyrighted by Samuel Freedman in 1933. It was published as pamphlet for tourist promotional works showing map of Manhattan extending from the Statute of Liberty and Governors Island in the south to Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx) and Botanical Garden. On the left inset of Central Park. A key at bottom shows Points of Interest, Districts and Steamship Piers. Streets are listed at right column. The later editions of this nice map appearing with color added.
Large lithograph plan of Genoa drawn by Celestino Foppiani, Doctor of Mathematics and Professor of Architecture at the University of Genoa, engraved by André Hoenig. Published at Nicolò Armanino in 1874. On the left a key listing interesting places and directory of the hotels.