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 Northern Italy 

UGHI, Ludovico. [An 18th century plan of Venice]
Nuova Pianta dell'Inclita Citta di Venezia Regolata l'Anno 1787. Venice, Ludovico Furlanetto, 1787. 515 x 680mm, with separately printed key pasted underneath. Minor repairs to folds.
A reduction of Ughi's 8-sheet map of 1725, this version first published in 1747. This is an example of the second state, with a title and date added in the scale cartouche, and a grid engraved over the map, referred to by the extensive key printed on a separate sheet and attached under the map. There are three more states known, the last in 1829. MORETTI: Venetia, 188, state 2 of 5.
[Ref: 17819]    £2,800.00 ($3,539 • €3,111 rates)

COXE, William. [Early map of Mont Blanc]
Mont Blanc and the Adjacent Alps. London: Thomas Cadell, 1789. 420 x 495mm. Narrow margins as issued.
Map of the environs of Mont Blanc, with the mountains and valleys engraved in relief rather than contour, and marking both Courmayeur and Chamonix. As tutor to the son of the Earl of Pembroke, the Reverend Coxe travelled through Switzerland four times between 1776 and 1786. His account of the mountains and glaciers fascinated the British public, and, according to Abbey, helped 'to apply to Switzerland the doctrine of the picturesque, taming the country for the tourist'. It was only the year after his last trip that De Saussure ascended Mont Blanc (1787).
[Ref: 13344]    £600.00 ($758 • €667 rates)

HOMANN HEIRS. [An unusual edition of the Homann Heirs plan of Venice]
Iconografica Rappresentatione della inclita Citta di Venezia.. 1789. Nuremberg? c.1790. 490 x 560mm. Binding folds flattened.
A detailed plan of Venice with an extensive key, with a prospect of the city underneath. Originally published in 1762, this example has a date in the title updated to 1789 and all references to the Homann firm removed. The folds would suggest it was issued in a quarto volume, probably a description of Venice.
[Ref: 14795]    £1,250.00 ($1,580 • €1,389 rates)

RANDONI, Carlo. [A scarce plan of Torino highlighting the defences]
Pianta della Città di Torino. Torino & Milan: Reycends brothers, c.1790. 740 x 490mm. Marginal tears repaired, printed on heavy paper.
A separately published plan of Torino orientated with north to the top right, with extensive keys in the bottom corners, engraved by A.M. Stagnon. It shows the city during the Napoleonic Wars, probably just before the annexation of Piedmont by France. Carlo Randoni (1755-1831) was an architect who, having made his name restoring the places of Piedmont, was put in charge of urban planning in Torino under the Napoleonic regime.
[Ref: 18755]    £1,600.00 ($2,022 • €1,778 rates)

VIERO, Theodoro. [Detailed town plan of Venice]
Nuova Pianta Iconografica dell'Inclita Città di Venezia. Venice: Viero, 1798. Coloured. 485 x 560mm.
Detailed plan of Venice after Furnaletto's version of Ughi, with a grid and extensive key to street names and buildings. First published in 1792 this popular plan went through 15 states before 1847, mostly with just the date changed. MORETTO: 191, 3rd state.
[Ref: 13377]    £1,500.00 ($1,896 • €1,667 rates)

ANDREWS, John. [An late-18th century plan of Genova during the Ligurian Republic]
A Plan of the City of Genoa. London, John Stockdale, 1800. Coloured. 200 x 255mm.
Plan of Genova with a 59-point key, published in Andrews' 'A Collection of Plans of the Most Capital Cities of every Empire, Kingdom, Republic and Electorate in Europe and some Remarkable Cities in the other Three Parts of the World'. At the time the city was part of the Ligurian Republic, a French client state set up by Napoleon in 1797. In 1800 the region was briefly occupied by the Austrians but Napoleon soon recaptured it, annexing it as a French département in 1805.
[Ref: 14654]    £160.00 ($202 • €178 rates)

BORGONIO, Giovanni Tommaso. [An important wall map of the Kingdom of Sardinia]
Carta Corografica degli Stati di S.M. il re di Sardegna data in luce dall'Ingegnere Borgonio nel 1683 corretta ed accresciuta nell'anno 1772. Jacobus Stagnonus incidit Taurini 1772. Paris: Jean Goujon, c.1801. 25 sheets, dissected and laid on linen in four sections, as issued, total area 2030 x 1520mm. With the original calf gilt box, worn. Ink stamp of the "Dépôt de la Guerre" on each section.
Giovanni Tommaso Borgonio's monumental 25-sheet map of the Kingdom of Sardinia, as corrected by Jacobo Stagnon in 1772. This example was issued by Jean Goujon for the 'Dépôt de la Guerre', the official cartographers of the French army, probably for the Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars. Extending west to east from the French border to Piacenza, and from the Swiss Alps ( Lake Geneva) to Nice Genoa and La Spezia . The Alps / mountains shown with hachuring illustrating heights. The title is is a tromp l'oeil scroll, with other decorations including a large compass rose and sea battles in the Ligurian Sea. The important towns have their defensive walls shown and armorials denote the old regions.
[Ref: 11494]    £8,500.00 ($10,744 • €9,444 rates)

LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th Century plan showing the defences of Genova]
Genoa. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. Genoa, a fine City & Port in the Gulph of the same name in the Mediterranean Sea. Lat, 44,30 N. Long 8,51 East from London. London: Luffman, 1801. 135 x 160mm. Paper lightly toned.
Plan of Genova's harbour, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. The Ligurian Republic had been a French Protectorate since 1797 and was to be annexed in 1805: Tolstoy's 'War and Peace' starts with the sentence: 'Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes'.
[Ref: 13158]    £120.00 ($152 • €133 rates)

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of Northern Italy as split between France and Austria]
South Germany and Upper Italy with its New Divisions 1803. London: Faden, 1804. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of Upper Italy engraved by Baker for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. It shows northern Italy during the Napoleonic occupation of Northern Italy, with Veneto in the hands of the Austrians. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16349]    £65.00 ($82 • €72 rates)

KLAUSBERGER, Fernando. [Rare early 19th century plan of Trieste]
Pianta della Citta' e Porto Franco di Trieste. Trieste: Ignazio Heymann, 1806. Original colour. 590 x 920mm.
A large antique map / plan of Trieste, orientated with north to the bottom left, published by Heymannm, the Head Postmaster of the city. The buildings are numbered, probably a postal system.
[Ref: 11979]    £1,200.00 ($1,517 • €1,333 rates)

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