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[Italia] with Aquila in search of the finest Italian Cooking

Carta geografica pittorica dell’intera Italia edita come pieghevole per scopi promozionali dall’Aquila raffineria di oli minerali di Trieste che descrive i piatti tipici del Bel Paese per i viaggiatori stranieri. Ai lati legenda con la descrizione in inglese delle prelibatezze culinarie e al verso le caratteristiche e peculiarità delle varie regioni italiane. L’Abruzzo e il Moline ancora come un’unica regione. Stampata presto I.G.D.A di Novara nel 1959.

  • Author: I.G.D.A Istituto Geografico De Agostini
  • Dimension: 44 x 56 cm
  • Place of publication: Novara
  • Year: 1959
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Carta Regionale d’Italia

Divertente carta dell’Italia divisa in regioni rappresentate come figure antropomorfe vincitrice nel 1908 del concorso geografico del Giornalino della Domenica, deliziosa pubblicazione per fanciulli, di Luigi Bertelli.

Il giornalino della Domenica fu un settimanale creato il 24 giugno 1906 da Luigi Bertelli, alias Vamba, nome tratto da Ivanhoe.
Scrissero per il giornalino, oltre allo stesso Vamba, scrittori e scrittrici celebri quali: Edmondo de Amicis, Luigi Capuana, Grazia Deledda, Ada Negri, Emilio Salgari, Antonio Beltramelli, Luisa Macina Gervasio (nota come Luigi di San Giusto). Nel 1925, confluì nel Giornalino della Domenica, comparendovi come un inserto autonomo, la rivista Giro Giro Tondo, fondata nel 1921 da Antonio Beltramelli.
Le illustrazioni erano eseguite dai migliori disegnatori dell’epoca quali: Antonio Rubino, Giuseppe Biasi, Mario Mossa De Murtas, Filiberto Scarpelli, Umberto Brunelleschi, Marcello Dudovich, Sergio Tofano.
Dopo alterne vicende ed interruzioni cessa definitivamente le pubblicazioni nel 1927.

  • Author: Luigi Bertelli
  • Dimension: 36 x 27,5 cm
  • Place of publication: Florence
  • Year: 1908

 180,00

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Gantz Italien nach der alten zeit

Map of Italy based on Cellarius from the uncommon “Fortsetzung der Algemeinen Welthistorie” byl Gebauer published in Halle in 1755. [cod.425/15]

  • Author: GEBAUER Johann Justus
  • Year: 1755
  • Dimension: 350 x 240 mm.
  • Place of publication: Halle

 150,00

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Imago Italiae

Rara prima edizione del sontuoso ed elegantissimo atlante d’Italia compilato da Giovanni de Agostini corredato dall’interessante testo in due colori di G.Lang che descrive le regioni della penisola con la tipica enfasi e prosopopea caratteristica di quegli anni tumultuosi. Le 19 mappe sono opera dell’illustratore, pittore e scenografo russo naturalizzato italiano Vsevolod Petrovič Nikulin (Nicouline) il quale illustra i territori con un innovativo gusto geo-pittorico disegnando le città principali con il loro edificio più rappresentativo e arricchendo il tutto con personaggi in abiti tipici, punti di interesse così come le peculiarità agricole, commerciali, turistiche ed industriali delle varie aree. Tutte le carte presentano abbellimenti stilistici come grandi rose dei venti and indicare l’orientamento geografico, decorativi velieri nei mari e grandi cartigli con i titoli. L’apparato decorativo è infine completato dalla finitura dei bordi e di molti particolari con la stampa, a sottolineare l’importanza editoriale, di brillanti colori in oro e argento, uno dei primi esperimenti tipografici di questo tipo. Edito in 999 copie numerate questo nostro esemplare è il numero 127.

  • Author: Giovanni De Agostini, Vsevolode Nicouline
  • Dimension: 47 x 31 cm
  • Place of publication: Milan
  • Year: 1941

 1.400,00

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Italia

Separately issue version of Federico De Agostini stunning map of Italy, first published in 1946 by Italgeo. Published in Milan as ad for Motta, 1960. The illustrator of the pictorial map is Vsevolod Petrovic Nicouline: it shows vignettes of structures, nature, activities, products, crops and many towns and cities labeled. Embellished by elegant calligraphy, compass rose and a Neptune in the sea.
Vsevolod Petrovic Nicouline (1890-1962) was a renowned Russian painter, printmaker, ceramicist, designer and illustrator born in the Ukraine in 1890. For a time he was with the Imperial Academy of Petersburg. His teaching career there was interrupted by the Bolshevik revolution. He was forced to flee and, after a daring journey, arrived in Constantinople accompanied by the Countess Bossalinie Aida who later became his wife. They survived in this city with menial jobs, and were finally able to join relatives in Genoa in 1920 where he held his first exhibition. In 1922 he moved to Nervi, opening a studio at the first Polish residence, meeting other Russian and Polish exiles. His years were rich in relationships, artists, and writers for whom he designed several books and arranged illustrations, commissions of portraits and more. In 1941 he was inaugurated into the Teatro Carlo Felice and designed sets for La Scala and the Metropolitan New York. He was an important illustrator of more than 100 children’s books.

  • Author: Federico De Agostini / Vsevolod P. Nicouline
  • Dimension: 80 x 64 cm.
  • Place of publication: Milan
  • Year: 1960

 450,00

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Italiae Antiquae Tabula

A very rare large map of ancient Italy by Giovanni Spinelli published in Milan in 1723. This is the first map of the peninsula based on De L’Isle printed in Italy. In the upper right the title “Italiae Antiquae Tabula Mediolani ex Typographia Soc. Palatinae MDCCXXIII” in a decorative cartouche with the roman gods of Saturn and Mercury. This important map was the model which the Venetian Angela Baroni, the first woman to engrave a map, for her version […]

  • Author: SPINELLI Giovanni Giacomo
  • Year: 1723
  • Dimension: 730 x 510 mm
  • Place of publication: Milan

 1.200,00

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Italiae Veteris Specimen

Fine and early historical map of Italy based on classical sources and Gastaldi’s from the 1624 final edition by Balthasar Moretus of the first historical atlas ever published. Ortelius’s Parergon began as a companion to his Theatrum but eventually it became an independent work. In fact, this collection of maps of the ancient world was so significant that it became the model for all historical atlases published throughout the seventeenth century. “The maps and plates…

  • Author: ORTELIUS Abraham
  • Year: 1624
  • Dimension: 346 x 483 mm
  • Place of publication: Antewerp

 700,00

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Italie en Vespa

Non comune bella guida in francese edita dal Vespa club d’Italia per promuovere i viaggi nel Bel Paese e scoprirne le bellezze in Vespa. La divertente guida è corredata da 14 carte geografiche pittoriche disegnate dall’illustratore Nicouline che mostrano le regioni italiane con le loro peculiarità e luoghi da visitare. Le carte sono completate dalle tabelle con l’indicazione delle salite e le altitudini da raggiungere nei vari itinerari. Il testo prevede anche i luoghi tipici per le soste, i rifornimenti, le officine specializzate e i cartelli per una guida sicura in Italia.

  • Author: Vespa Club d'Italia
  • Dimension: 21,5 x 12 cm
  • Place of publication: Milan
  • Year: 1957

 220,00

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italien in seine underschiedene Laender…

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]

  • Author: SCHREIBERN Johann George
  • Year: 1740
  • Dimension: 167 x 215 mm.
  • Place of publication: Lipsia

 250,00

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Nova et exactissima italia

Superb 18th century map of the whole of Italy that also includes the islands of Corsica and Sardina, part of Sicily and the coastline of Balkans. Beautifully engraved with Seutter’s typical bold style and detail. Title cartouche at top right features several cherubs and in the opposite corner features a distance scale with a river god, a globe and several putti. As usual, both cartouches are uncolored. Published in Augburg in 1725 ca. by M. Seutter.

  • Author: SEUTTER Georg Matthaus
  • Year: 1725 ca.
  • Dimension: 573 x 490 mm
  • Place of publication: Augsburg

 600,00

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Nova Totius Italiae

Superb 18th century map of the whole of Italy that also includes the islands of Corsica and Sardina, Sicily and the coastline of Balkans. Beautifully engraved with Seutter’s typical bold style and detail. Title cartouche at bottom left features several allegorical figures. Published in Augburg in 1734 by M. Seutter.

  • Author: SEUTTER Georg Matthaus
  • Year: 1734
  • Dimension: 490 x 573 mm
  • Place of publication: Augsburg

 600,00

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Nova Totius Italiae cum adjacentibus … insulis

Graziosa riduzione della carta dell’Italia del Seutter che nonostante le dimensioni riesce ad essere molto dettagliata e precisa. Arricchita da grande cartiglio allegorico con il titolo e un secondo, in alto a destra, con tre scale grafiche per le distanze. Tratta dall’opera Atlas Minor Praecipua Orbis Terrarum di Tobias Lotter edito ad Augsburg nel 1744.

  • Author: SEUTTER Georg Matthaus
  • Year: 1744
  • Dimension: 200 x 255 mm
  • Place of publication: Augsburg

 200,00

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Novissima et Accuratissima totius Italiae, Corsicae et Sardiniae Descriptio

This fine map of Italy extends to include Corsica and Sardinia in the west and through the Dalmatian coast, much of which was controlled by the Republic of Venice. The map is filled with information on the cities and towns and is beautifully ornamented with putti and Europa in the title cartouche and sailing ships and a raging sea battle filling the seas.

  • Author: DE WIT Frederick
  • Year: 1680
  • Dimension: 560 x 490 mm
  • Place of publication: Amsterdam

 700,00

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Premiere planches de l’Italie contenant ses principaux etats

A curious and atypical large folio map showing the whole Italy. Very detailed and annotated by a large number of notes and toponymies.
In the centre the title is in a fine and very decorative large cartouche embellished by putti, eagle and religious’ symbols. Below the title the sign and the address of the author. In the title there is also a mention to a “premiere planches”: perhaps Crepy intended to draw other maps for a serie but he never published other similar maps and also this one on Italy was never re-issued. Cartographically the important map seems based on De L’isle but only for the italian peninsula because, strangely, the Sardegna, Corsica and Sicilia are instead drawn on Magini’s prototype. On the left and right a listing of the most important cities and town with geographical coordinates.

  • Author: CREPY Etienne Louis
  • Year: 1740 c.
  • Dimension: 494 x 637 mm
  • Place of publication: Paris

 1.800,00

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Vini d’Italia, Vins d’Italie, Wines of Italy, Italienischel Weine…

A beautiful large poster map of Italy by Nicola Simbari published in Rome at Salomone by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Trade as advertisement for Italy’s myriad world-class wines, with each region noted for the wine which it produces. Superb colors and lovely vignettes through the map.
Nicola Simbari (1917-2012) was born in San Lucido, Calabria And grew up in Rome, where his father was an architect for the Vatican. At the age of 13, Nicola enrolled at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma and in the 1940s he began devoting himself to painting in a studio at via del Babuino in central Rome. Geometric forms and architectural structures are incorporated in almost all of his work. Using stunning colors and favoring brilliant tones, he paints with a palette knife and achieves great depth with this technique. Simbari’s paintings are full of light and energy. He developed a distinct style which stemmed from his impressions of life, nature and the Mediterranean at an early age.

  • Author: Nicola Simbari
  • Dimension: 100 x 65 cm
  • Place of publication: Rome
  • Year: 1957
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