Historic Map : Black Map of Northern Italy (Tuscany, Piedmont, Venice) - Historic Pictoric

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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room\'s decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.
This is a fine example of Adam and Charles Black's 1851 map of northern Italy. The map covers the island of Corsica and Northern Italy, including the regions of Tuscany, Modena, Parma, the Sardinian States, Austrian Lombardy and the State of the Church. It also includes the northern extension of the Kingdom of Naples. An inset map in the lower left quadrant depicts the environs of Rome. As this map was being drawn, Italy was undergoing the process of Risorgimento, where the different city-states of the Italian Peninsula struggled for solidary as a single Italian nation. Throughout, the map identifies various cities, towns, rivers, mountain passes and an assortment of additional topographical details with relief shown in hachures. Map is hand colored in pink, green, blue and yellow pastels to define boundaries. This map was engraved by Sidney Hall and issued as plate no. in xin xin xI in the 1851 edition of Black's General Atlas of the World.

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