Original Copperplate Map

1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy


1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy
1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy
1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy
1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy
1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy
1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy
1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy
1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy
1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy
1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy
1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy
1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy

1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy    1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy
Premiere Planches de l'Italie Contenant ses Principaux Etats. A curious and atypical large folio map showing the whole Italy. Very detailed and annotated by a large number of notes and toponymies.

In the centre the title is in a fine and very decorative large cartouche embellished by putti, eagle and religious' symbols. Below the title the sign and the address of the author.

In the title there is also a mention to a "premiere planches": perhaps Crepy intended to draw other maps for a serie but he never published other similar maps and also this one on Italy was never re-issued. Cartographically the important map seems based on De L'isle but only for the italian peninsula because, strangely, the Sardegna, Corsica and Sicilia are instead drawn on Magini's prototype. On the left and right a listing of the most important cities and town with geographical coordinates. Atipica e rara carta geografica dell'intera Italia ricca di toponimi, anche minori, e varie annotazioni.

Al centro bellissimo e grande cartiglio abbellito da simboli religiosi, un'aquila e deliziosi putti. Nel titolo si sottolinea come la carta sia premiere planches...

Forse perchè questa era intesa come prima di una serie ma l'autore, il celebre editore e mercante di stampe parigino Louis Etienne Crepy, non diede mai alla luce mappe simili ed inoltre non ristampò mai questo esemplare. A livello cartografico, per quanto riguarda la penisola, la mappa è basata sul modello del De L'Isle mentre le isole di Sardegna, Corsica e Sicilia furono rappresentate, curiosamente, sul prototipo del Magini. Ai lati un interessante e lungo elenco delle città italiane più importanti con l'indicazione delle coordinate geografiche.

Measures: 49 x 63 cm. White strong verge paper with beautiful watermarks. A couple of light stains.

All of the maps we sell are Originals, Authentic and in Good condition. The item "1740 Rare ITALIA by L. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy" is in sale since Wednesday, May 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "ruggis" and is located in Brescia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Condition: Used
  2. Type: Map
  3. Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  4. Date Range: 1700-1799
  5. Year: 1740
  6. Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  7. Cartographer/Publisher: L. Crepy
  8. Country/Region: Italy
  9. Topic: Italy
  10. Publication Year: 1740
  11. Region: Italy

1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy    1740 Rare ITALIA by L. E. CREPY Antique Original Map Sicily Sardinia Italy