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 Italian Islands 

BASIRE, Isaac. [Town plan of Messina]
Plan of the Works of the City of Messina, one of the strongest and most considerable Cities of Sicily, and a fine Sea-port. London, Rapin & Tindall, c.1750. Coloured. 380 x 480mm.
Engraved by Basire for Rapin's History of England, with an extensive key.
[Ref: 14147]    £250.00 ($316 • €278 rates)

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [An 18th century map of Sardinia & Corsica]
Les Isles De Sardaigne Et De Corse, Divisees par Provinces... Paris: Desnos, 1770. Original colour. 420 x 555mm.
Fine example of this scarce 1770 delux edition map of Sardinia and Corsica. This edition includes a highly decorative architectural border frame showing cherubs, globes and garlands, this border has been refined and embellished by Aveline following the first appearance in the 1766 deluxe edition of the map. The map has French text in two columns, left and right of the map.
[Ref: 15532]    £250.00 ($316 • €278 rates)

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [18th century map of Sicily]
L'Isola di Sicilia divisa nelle sue Valli. Rome, 1790. Original Colour. 355 x 485mm.
A scarce map of Sicily, published in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale'. The title is on an plinth, with a shield with a triskelion on the ground.
[Ref: 17648]    £450.00 ($569 • €500 rates)

AINSLIE, Robert. [View of the island of Vulcano]
Crater in the Island of Volcano. London: R. Bowyer, 1809. Original colour. 305 x 400mm.
A view of a Crater in the Island of Volcano - or Vulcano in the Aeolian Islands. Fom the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie,
[Ref: 17844]    £280.00 ($354 • €311 rates)

MAYER, Luigi. [View of the island of Stromboli]
Island of Stromboli. London: R. Bowyer, 1809-10. Coloured aquatint. 305 x 400mm.
A view of the volcanic island of Stromboli, engraved by William Watts for Mayer's 'Views in the Ottoman Dominions, in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands, from the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie'. Luigi Mayer (1755-1803), an Italian-German artist, travelled extensively through the Mediterranean and the Ottoman Empire between 1776 and 1794. His watercolours and drawings form one of most important records of the Middle East in the 18th century. Mayer's patron was Sir Robert Ainslie, British ambassador to Turkey 1776-92: much of Mayer's work was presented to the British Museum as part of Ainslie's bequest, including the watercolour on which this print is based, in an album dated 1788.
[Ref: 14153]    £500.00 ($633 • €556 rates)

ISTITUTO GEOGRAFICO MILITARE. [A 'minimalist' 19th century map of Ischia]
Isola D'Ischia Florence, Istituto Geografico Militare; 1883. Original colour. 460 x 530mm.
An unsusual depiction of Ischia, on one sheet of a larger map of Italy; hence the island takes up only a small portion of the printed area, with the rest blank. The Istituto Geografico Militare (or Military Geographic Institute) is the national mapping agency for Italy.
[Ref: 17173]    £300.00 ($380 • €334 rates)

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