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    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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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
  • pictorial map italy
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    A wonderful and rare poster promoting tourism in Italy, showing the peninsula as a perspective view and with very interesting annotations highlighting the moments, the productive activities, the new resources, the social and economic changes that allowed Italy to recover after the Second World War. Designed by Arti Grafiche Menaglia and published in Rome in 1956 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Italian Embassy in the United States based in New York.

    • Author: Arti Grafiche G. Menaglia
    • Dimension: 100 x 70 cm.
    • Place of publication: Rome
    • Year: 1956
  • 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
  • A nice old color example of Blaeu’s regional map of Italy. From “Grooten Atlas” dutch edition of the Atlas Major published in Amsterdam in 1635. The famous Blaeu’s firm was founded in 1596 by Willem Janzoon Blaeu (1571-1638) then continued by his two sons Cornelius (1616-1648) and Johannis (1596-1673). Their greatest cartographic achievement was the publication of the magnificent Atlas Major with 600 maps all finely engraved and embellished by elaborate cartouches, heraldic detail and especially

    • Author: BLAEU Johannis
    • Year: 1635
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    • Place of publication: Amsterdam
  • 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
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    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
  • antica mappa italia

    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
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    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…

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