By: John Cary
Date: 1799 (Dated) London.
Dimensions: 18 x 20 inches (45.7 cm x 50.8 cm)
This authentic hand-colored antique map is an exceptional work by the prominent cartographer John Cary. It extends from Lake Geneva in the north all the way to Nice in the south, and eastward as far as Parma, Italy. It includes the Duchy of Milan, the Province of Turin, and the Republic of Genoa, among others. It predates the Italian solidarity movement of the mid-19th century. Color-coded according to district.
Cities, towns, and small villages are denoted as are natural features such as forests, lakes, inlets and gulfs of the sea, and rivers. Lakes Como and Maggiore are included. Cary has a unique method of depicting certain mountain ranges which causes them to appear almost three-dimensional. This map contains several such examples.
Condition: This map is in B+ condition, with delicate original hand coloring and wide borders all around. A minor centerfold separation has been repaired with archival material on the verso. Slight foxing and discoloration.
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