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 in the Parergon have to be evaluated as the most outstanding engravings depicting the wide-spread interest in classical geography in the 16th century” (Koeman). Unlike the Theatrum, which consisted of existing maps re-engraved by Ortelius, the maps in the Parergon were drawn by Ortelius himself. As a scholar of antiquity, a dealer in antiques, and a visitor to ancient sites, he was well prepared to execute the maps and all the maps from the Parergon reflect his passion for the ancient world.
Italiae Veteris Specimen
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
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
An important rare separate map showing northern Africa during the war between the Kingdom of Italy and the Ottoman Empire from September 29, 1911, to October 18, 1912. As a result of this conflict, Italy captured the Ottoman Tripolitania Vilayet (province), of which the main sub-provinces (sanjaks) were Fezzan, Cyrenaica, and Tripoli itself. These territories together formed what became known as Italian Libya. The Italo-Turkish War saw numerous military technological changes, notably the first use of the airplane for reconnaissance and bombing. Although minor, the war was a significant precursor of the First World War as it sparked nationalism in the Balkan states. Seeing how easily the Italians had defeated the weakened Ottomans, the members of the Balkan League attacked the Ottoman Empire starting the First Balkan War before the war with Italy had ended.
The interesting really detailed map by Arcangelo Ghisleri based on E. Heber published in Bergamo in 1911 shows also the entire Africa on the right and the Dodecanese and the Ottoman Empire inset on the left.
- Author: Arcangelo Ghisleri
- Dimension: 68 x 98 cm
- Place of publication: Bergamo
- Year: 1911
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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