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Rare Italian map of the Gulf of Tonkin after Bellin/Van Schley covering the coastline from Canton in China through to the Mekong River delta. Detail is confined to coastal place names and islands. The map is decorated with a delicate title cartouche. From the rare work Storia Generale de Viaggi per Mare e per Terra published in Naples in 1754.
Rare Italian map, showing Japan, the Korean Peninsula and China, including Canton, Beijing and Taiwan (Formose). Decorative cartouche and Rhumb lines. The map is decorated with a delicate title cartouche and rhumb lines. From the rare work Storia Generale de Viaggi per Mare e per Terra by Cervone published in Naples in 1754. The author of the (probably unauthorized) engraving was Francesco Sesone after Bellin/Van Schley.
A beautiful bird’s eye view of Naples and its Gulf with Ischia, Capri, Procida in the foreground and mount Vesuvius smoking. The striking colorfull view, drawn by F.E. Ciavatti, extend from Cuma to Salerno with in the background Benevento and Avellino. Below legenda listing the distance from the various places to Naples.
A beautiful map of the Kingdom of Naples decorated with elaborate cartouches for the title and dedication to Cosimo III Duke of Tuscany. Engraved with great care by Francesco Cassiano da Silva (signed at bottom righto a destra D. Fran. Cassiano de Silva fec. 1691) for the “Accuratissima e nuova delineazione del Regno di Napoli con le sue provincie distinte…” published in Naples in 1692. The uncommon and very interesting map is embellished by galleons in the sea and by compass above the scale mileage.