Savoy is a region of western Europe that emerged, along with the free communes of Switzerland, following the collapse of the Frankish Kingdom of Burgundy. Installed by Rudolph III, King of Burgundy, officially in 1003, the House of Savoy maintained independence as counts and then dukes until Savoia was linked with the Kingdom of Sardinia, which included Piemonte in north-western Italy. Savoy was largely absorbed into France in 1860, as part of the political agreement with Napoleon III that brought about the unification of Italy.
Tuscany, Robert Wilkinson, 1803
ESTATES OF THE CHURCH, GRAND DUCHY OF TUSCANY, REPUBLIC IF LUCCA &c An engraved map of the region. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good stout paper. Manuscript number 34 in blank margin. Good clean condition with no repairs. A nice specimen.
From: A General Atlas being A Collection of Maps of the World and Quarters the Principal Empires, Kingdoms &c, with their several Provinces & other Subdivisions, Correctly Delineated
Cape Delle Melle to Mount Argentato, John Seller, c.1785.
THE SEA COAST OF ITALY FROM CAPE DELLE MELLE TO MOUNT ARGRNTATO WITH THE ISLAND OF CORSICA. An interesting engraved chart by this English mapmaker. It shows the Gulf of Liguria with the islands of Corsica and Elba and a small piece of Sardinia. The coastline starts at Nice and carries on down the Tuscan coast. Decorative title cartouche and scales panel. Two compass roses and rhumb lines. 20 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Centre fold as issued. Straight from the atlas and not previously sold as a single map. Tiny tear on the edge of the bottom margin otherwise good condition.
From: Part 3 of the English Pilot
Perugia, Abraham Ortelius, c.1590
Test for Perugia by Abraham Ortelius
PERUSINI AGRI EXACTISSIMA NOVISSIMAGUE DESCRIPTIO AUCTORE EGNATIO DANTE. A fine late 16th century engraved map centred on the city of Perugia in the Umbria region of Italy and showing Lake Thrasimene. The name of the cartographer Egnatio Dante appears within the decorative strapwork title cartouche. There is a small blank cartouche in the top left hand corner and in the bottom left corner a panel displaying the scale. The map is dated 1584 and comes from a Latin edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum publoshed by Abraham Ortelius. 18 1/4 x 13 inches. Uncoloured. Latin text on verso. Superb clean condition.
From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Rovigo Italy, Jan Jansson, c.1690
POLESINO DI ROVIGO. An engraved map of the region around Rovigo, extending south to include Ferrara. The title and scale are displayed within two decorative uncoloured cartouches. 18 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Two small minor tears in the very wide bottom blank border, otherwise good.
Trimiti Isles, Joseph Roux, 1764
ISLES TRIMITI. A small engraved chart showing the islands of Caprera, St. Nicholas and Domino in the Gulf of Venice. Shows the depth soundings and anchorage points. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
Plate 60 From: Receuil Des Principaux Plans; des Ports, et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée, Estraits, de ma. Carte Douze Feüilles.... Marselle 1764
Lombardy and Venice, George Washington Bacon, 1891
ITALY LOMBARDY AND VENICE. A detailed colour printed map of the regions. 16 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches. Good blank margins. Good clean condition.
From: Complete Atlas of the World
Venetia, James S.Virtue, c.1860
VENETIA OR AUSTRIAN ITALY. A tinted lithograph map set within a decorative border. Original centre fold. 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.
Verona, Abraham Ortelius, c.1590
VERONAE URBIS TERRITORIUM A BERNDO BROGNOLO DESCRIPTUM. An early engraved map of the region around Vernoa inclusing Mantua and Trento. Large decorative title cartouche bearing an attribution to the cartographer Beernado Brognolio (1539-83) Scale with pair of dividers. Italian text on verso. Original centre fold. 18 1/2 x 13 inches. Attractive hand colouring. Traces of tape adhesion at top and bottom of the centre fold on verso where the map has once been in a mount. Some light crinkling. Otherwise good condition with full original wide blank margins.
From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum