This is a Small Selection of our Huge Inventory of Antique
Dominii Veneti in Italia 1680 DeWit - A wonderful copper engraved and original hand colored map of Northern Italy, the Adriatic Sea, Southern Germany and Istria with Venice at the center. This map is from DeWit’s Composite Atlas and is extremely detailed with great attention given to the shoreline and islands especially Venice and the Gulf of Trieste. Rare early proof state of De Wit's map of the Dominion of Venice, extending from Stato di Milano and Genoa to Istria. This is a very rare early proof state the Venetian State map with at least 4 states, this early state, with the coats of arms unfinished and no shading around the cherubs at the top, a second early state with shading around the cherubs, but no coats of arms, a third state with the coats of arms completed and a late state by Covens & Mortier. Condition: Good, foxing throughout small margins with smudges on margin edges, two small missing pin point pieces
missing along center fold.
size 24 x 19.5 image
Gray’s New Map of Italy 1878 - A beautiful and original hand colored map that is really a regional map showing the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily, in addition to Italy, with five very detailed inset maps: Environs of Palermo, environs of Naples, Mount Etna, Republic of San Marino, environs of Rome. Very detailed topography showing the Strait of Sicily and tip of Africa, Adriatic Sea, Turkey and parts of Austria and Switzerland. Published in Philadelphia by Frank Gray and Son.
Condition: Very Good no folds, normal aging color throughout.
size: 17.5 x 14 in.
1866 The Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome.(San Giovanni in Laterano). The basilica of Saint John Lateran was built under Pope Melchiade. It is the most ancient church in Rome. This is a hand colored steel engraving published by Blackie & Son, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.
13 x 9 in. $50
C.1866 Mount Etna hand colored steel engraving showing a smoking Mount Etna in background and the harbour in foreground. Published by Harrmann & Meyer, NY.
10 x 7 in. $60
1879 Taormina, Sicily - Hand colored wood engraving showing early views of Ancient Greek Theatre in top engraving and the Quadrangle of the Castello Catarina in bottom image. Featured in The Illustrated
16 x 10 in. $60
Americus Vesputius by John Ogilby, 1671. Rare and magnificent.
Portrait of the Italian explorer and cartographer and America's namesake. He's depicted holding an atlas, compass, globe and calipers.
16 x 10 in. $175
006it: 1895 ITALIAN RESORT VIEW - BOCCI BALL. "An Italian Summer Resort on the Bay - A Game of Boccie." Drawn by W.A. Rogers. Authentic professionally hand-watercolored litho view from original Harper's Weekly, 1895. A genuine antique print produced in 1895, NOT a reproduction!
15" x 11" $50
009it: 1899 Italy Historic Growth Map. Five maps on one page show the growth of the country from 1418 House of Savoy, to the whole country in 1859. Published by Johnson Edinburgh.
11-1/2x14-1/2 in. $60
014it: 1900 Map of the Alps. Printed in color, shows good
detail and elevations.
17x11 in. $40
018it: 1745 L'Italie This authentic hand colored, copper engraved map of the whole Italian Peninsula was produced in France by Robert de Vaugondy. This map also shows Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily as well as mountains, major cities and rivers. Prior to Italian unification, Northern Italy is identified as the "Republic of Venice", also shown are Toscane and Royaume De Naples. Condition is good. The hand made paper is in excellent condition. There is a brownish stain near Sicily at the bottom of map. 11x13 in. $220
025it: 1914 Southern Italy and Sardinia Map. Printed in color. Insets of Sicitly, Sardinia, Naples and Rome. 20x15-1/2 in. $50
028it: 1913 Northern Italy Map. Greatly detailed German map, printed in vivid color. 21x17 in. $50
029it: 1872 Vatican view. Excellent French engraved black & white view of the entrance to the Vatica,
from Le Monde Illustre.
10-1/2x15 in. $30
033it: 1843 Kingdom of Sardinia. Includes Piedmont, Nice, Genoa, Coni, Savoy, Aosta etc., plus an inset of the Island of Sardinia. Beautiful original color and excellent margins on this scarce map. 17-1/2x13-1/2 in. $120
1892 View of Sicilian Coast. Fine color engraving shows the beautiful coast of Palermo, Sicily. Print published as an illustration to a book. 8x11 in. $60
107it: 1902 Views of Mount Vesuvius. Print shows the ascent of Mount Vesuvius, a live volcano, by railway. The lower image shows lava streams and a column of smoke. 11x16 in. $30
109it: 1859 Market Scene by the Lake. Handsome wood engraving titled, "Giorno di Mercato Luino, Lago Maggiore" shows a market scene by a major lake. Published in an 1859 issue of The
Illustrated London News.
11x16 in. $30
1859 View of Lombardy from Milan Cathedral. Richly colored, wood engraving shows the plains of Lombardy from the roof of Milan cathedral, with Monte Rosa and the Alps in the distance. Published in an 1859 issue of The Illustrated London News. 11x16 in. $40
115it: 1724 Print: Roman Soldiers. Beautiful, hand colored copper engraving from a 1724 French book on ancient history. Contains two images: 1) a group of soldiers standing in front of a doorway; and 2) two soldiers with shields and spears. Printed on hand laid paper. 17x19 in. $120
118it: 1868 Map of the Roman Empire. Hand colored, engraved map of the Roman Empire at the time of Christ, published in 1868 by the A.J. Johnson company. Includes small inset maps of Greece and Italy.
18x27 in. $75
124it: 1830 Map: Ancient South Italy, Sicily. Detailed, engraved map, published in 1830 by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK). Title is "Ancient Italy, Part III, and Sicily." Cities and towns are shown throughout the region, and geographical features are drawn in detail. Map is in excellent condition, with original outline hand coloring. 13x16 in. $100
128it: RARE Antique Map of Messina, Sicily. This is a beautiful, decorative map. It was drawn by James Basire, and published in 1747 as an illustration to "Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England." The map is titled "Plan of the Works of the City of Messina, one of the Strongest and most considerable Cities of Sicily, and a Fine Sea Port." Important buildings and landmarks are numbered, and described in the lower left corner of the map, surrounded by an ornate cartouche. Basire also drew a number of sailing ships in the city's harbor and away from the shore, many of which appear to be firing cannons at each other. The map is hand colored, and it is in excellent condition. There are no tears, stains or other blemishes on it. Some paper is missing in the right margin, where the map was originally bound into the book; but this could easily be covered by matting and framing. 17x21 in. $300
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203it: 1690 Cluver Map: Adriatic Coast of Italy. Very decorative, engraved map of Italy's central Adriatic coast, published circa 1690 by Philipp Cluver. Title is "Piceni, et Vestinorum, Pelignorum, Marrucinorum ac Frentanorum agri descriptio." Hand colored. Two ships and a sea monster are shown off shore. Title is surrounded by an elaborate cartouche. Excellent condition. 14x17 in. $450
204it: 1690 Cluver Map: Northeast Coast of Italy. Copper engraved map of Italy's northeastern coast, published circa 1690 by Philipp Cluver. Title is "Umbriae Antiquae descriptio." Mountains are drawn as individual hills. Nicely colored with wash and outline hand coloring. Two ships and two sea monsters are off shore, in the Adriatic Sea. Excellent condition. 14x17 in. $450
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205it: 1799 Cary Map: Tyrol, Venice, Mantua Italy. Attractive, engraved map of Italy's northern regions, published in 1799 by John Cary. Title is "A New Map of the County of Tyrol, and the Republic of Venice: Duchy of Mantua Etc. Etc." Extremely detailed, with cities, towns and geographical features shown. Excellent condition.
21x22 in. $350
206it: 1734 Northwest Italy Map by Placide. Detailed, engraved map of Northwestern Italy, showing the source of the Po River. Nice original outline hand coloring. Drawn by P. Placide, and published in 1734. Map title is "La Source du Po, et les Passages de France en Piemont." The city of Turin is on the far right side, next to the map border. A tear in the left margin extends approx. ½ inch into the left map border. It has been expertly repaired with no image loss. There is a light vertical crease to the left of the center fold. Overall very good condition.
19x25 in. $350
207it: 1753 View: Port of Brundusium (Brindisi) Italy. Beautiful, hand-colored engraving published in 1753 by an unknown artist. Shows the city and port of Brundusium (now Brindisi, Italy) as it looked during the Roman period. A key printed beneath the image shows the locations of prominent landmarks. 16x18 in. $300
209it: Beautiful color map of "Italia Meridionalis". Large inset of Sicilia in the lower left corner. Published in 1894 for a Classical Atlas to Illustrate Ancient Geography. 9.5x11.5 in. $80
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210it: Kingdom of Naples or The Two Sicilies. Color engraving from 1850, published by Mitchell. Inset on lower right corner of the Environs of Naples. Beautiful border
13.5x17.5 in. $90
Orbis Romani Pars Orientalis, D’Anville 1764 - A wonderfully engraved and original hand colored map of the Roman Empire drawn by Jean Babtiste D’Anville, Orbis Romani Pars Occidentalis [and] Orbis Romani Pars Orientalis), Laurie & Whittle, London, 1794. This map shows the extent of the Roman Empire in Europe from Macedonia east to Greece, Turkey and the Arabian Penninsula, and contains very good detail of towns, cities, rivers and topography. The title cartouches indicate this map was drawn in 1764 by d’Anville, and were published by Laurie & Whittle in 1794. Condition: Very good with original color on watermarked paper with offsetting, light toning, and one long centerfold separations small tear bottom right margin and small right margin, normal aging and browning.
size 21.5 x 27 image
Milanese States, 1852 Philips and Son - A large lithographed map with original pastel color of Northern Italy, a companion to the map of “Tuscany and States of the Church,” by Phillips. A very decorative map detailing the area of Milano, Brecia, Cremona, Mantua and Verona Italy. Milan is shown as the central hub of the region, the Italian Alps are nicely shown with hachures along with Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, most roads and railroads are detailed along with a large Lake Garda to the East. Condition: Very good, folded in middle browning and watermarks on the edges and some light
foxing on image.
size 50 x 59 image
211it: Historic map of Italy published c1780 by Thomas Conder. Text in Italian, title reads Italiae Pars Meridionalis. Shows Lucania, Sicilia Trinacria, Sardinia and part of Africa. page size 16.5x20 in. actual map size 14.5x10.5 in. $250
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212it: Beautiful hand colored map of Sicily. Published in 1750 with text in Italian. Small scenic illustration of Sicily in the upper left corner with two cherubs holding a sign which reads, Carta Geografica Dell, Isola di Sicilia. 15x20.5 in. $600
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213it: Roman ruins in Sicily. The title reads, One of the Ancient Temples at Gergenti, the Old Agrigentum, in Sicily. Authentic copper engraving from 1738. 14x21 in. $75
215it: Beautiful hand colored copper engraving printed in the early 1700's. Image captioned, A view of the Salfatara, a remarkable mountain near Naples which continually fends forth streams of smoke, and where Sulphur and Allum is made of the Earth.
13x9 in. $100
216it: Beautiful hand colored map titled, Italy, South Part. Published in 1854 by A & C Black. Inset in lower left corner shows Malta and its Dependencies. 17x12.5 in. $80
217Italy: 1855 Colton Map of Southern Italy, Kindom of Naples, Islands of Sardinia & Malta. Beautifully engraved, hand-colored map from the first edition of Colton's world atlas, 1855. Cities, towns, major roads, railroad lines and geographical features are all shown. Individual areas are separately colored. The entire image is surrounded by a decorative border. Excellent condition, left margin has been repaired. 15 x 18 in. $175
219it: 1800 Map (of the countries surrounding the) Mediterranean Sea with an inset on left side of an Index Map of Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Map published by John Stockdale Piccadilly on March 12, 1800. Map in very good condition with reinforced borders.
220it: 1750 Southern Italy "Carta Geografica del Regno di Napoli." Hand colored engraving by Albrizzi De L'Isle. Cartouche depicting volcano near Naples in upper right corner. The Sicilian Coast near Taormina depicts the Amalfi Coast, Golfo di Napoli, Ischia
Sorrento, and Capri.
20 x 15 in. $500
221it: South Italy hand colored engraved map c.1830 showing lower Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, North Coast of Africa, Dalmatia and Albania framed
by a lined border.
16 x 10 in. $50
222it: C.1844 Acient Italy, Part III and Sicily, outlined in color, Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK) c.1850. Map shows
the volcanic islands
in that region.
17 x 14 in. $95
223it: 1855 Hand colored engraved map of Southern Italy, including Kingdom of Naples, Sardenia and inset of Malta and its Dependencies.Published
by J.H. Colton & Co.
18-1/2 x 16 in. $75
224it: 1850 Hand colored engraved map of South Italy, with insets of Sardinia and Malta. Published by Orr and Group. Comparison of volcanic eruptions depicted
on bottom border.
12 x 10 in. $100
225it: 1740 Copper engraved Graecia Magna Sive Pars Vltima I Italiae "Boot of Italy" historical map showing Italy as part of Greece. A Cartouche of Siren is shown
on left side of map.
13 x 9 in. $200
227it: 1802 Gently hand tinted copper engraving showing the magnificent view of the Square in front of St. Peter's Church,
After Piranesi View.
17 x 10-1/2 in. $100
228it: c.1875 Gently hand colored fine steel engraving published by D. Appleton & Co. Title is, "The Arch
of Titus - Rome."
14 x 10 in. $60
231it: 1830 Lightly hand colored steel engraving map titled, "Plan of Ancient Rome, By W.B. Clarke, Archt. Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (S.D.U.K.); Published by Chapman & Hall, London. A comparison of heights of prominent buildings is on bottom border. A key identifying important locations is
on lefthand side. Map
is in fine condition.
16 x 13 in. $150
232it: 1833 Lightly hand colored steel engraved map of Turin (Torino), Italy, Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (S.D.U.K.). Published by Baldwin & Cradock, London. Fine condition map embellished with
vignettes on bottom border.
16 x 13 in. $150
Tuscany and States of the Church, Phillips and Sons 1852 - A large hand colored lithograph map of Tuscany, original pastel colors depict the “States of the Church” below the Milanese and Venetian states. The map is very detailed and shows rail lines, villages and towns, rivers, mountains and lakes of the region. Sardinia and Corsica are bottom left, below Gulf of Genoa, Adriatic Sea far upper right with the tip of Istria, no Croatia. Condition: Very good, but some water marks inside image, folded in the middle and small margins on edges with attractive border and on small tear
lower right margin.
size 19.5 x 26.5 image
233it: 1832 Lightly hand colored steel engraved map of Pompeii, Italy. Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (S.D.U.K.). Fine condition map embellished with vignettes and includes the comparison of heights of prominent buildings on bottom border. Published by
Chapman & Hall, London.
16 x 13 in. $150
234it: 1836 Lightly hand colored steel engraved map of Genoa (Genova), Italy. Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (S.D.U.K.). Fine condition map showing the comparison of heights of prominent buildings
with inset showing Sketch
of the Outworks.
15-1/2 x 13 in. $200
236it: 1830 Lightly hand colored steel engraved Plan of Modern Rome, By W.B. Clarke, Archt. Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (S.D.U.K.). Fine condition map published by Chapman & Hall, London. Comparison of heights of prominent buildings on bottom border and Key to important locations on left side.
16 x 13-1/2 in. $200
237it: 1835 Lightly hand colored steel engraved map of Naples (Napoli), Italy, published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (S.D.U.K.). Fine condition map embellished with vignettes showing Mt. Etna, Castello and
Nuovo. Published by
Chapman & Hall, London.
16 x 13-1/2 in. $200
238it: 1832 Lightly hand colored steel engraved map of Milan (Milano), Italy, published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (S.D.U.K.). Fine condition map showing the comparison of heights of prominent buildings. Published by Chapman & Hall, London.
16 x 13 in. $350
1871 Hand colored wood engraving by Thomas Nast featured in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization titled, "Like Phoenix, Will Rise From Its Ashes To Immortality." Engraving shows the Goddess of Roma, Italy along with the Uniter, Garibaldi, as well as Victor Emanuel celebrating Italy's unification.
16 x 11 in. $60
1866 Double-paged hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly showing panoramic bird's-eye views of Venice, Verona, Legnano, and Peshiera. Title is, "Venice and the Quadrilateral."
22 x 16 in. $250
1856 Naples -- Street Scene after Ferogio which was featured in The Illustrated London News
and is in fine condition.
16 x 10-1/2 in. $40
1747 Hand colored copper engraved "New and Accurate Map of Italy, Drawn from the Latest and Best Authorities, and Regulated By the Most Approved Astron. Observatories. By Eman Bowen. Map includes insets of Mt. Etna and Mt. Vesuvius. Map is
n fine condition.
16 x 10 in. $375
Parma, Italy - A bird's-eye view. Hand colored steel engraving showing Parma, Italy where parmesan cheese originated.
10 x 6-1/2 in. $60
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