Historic Map : De Wit Antique Map of Italy, 1721, Vintage Wall Art - Historic Pictoric

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Historic Map : De Wit Antique Map of Italy, 1721, Vintage Wall Art

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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 an attractive c.1721 map of Italy by Frederik De Wit. It covers Italian Peninsula in its entirety including the Dalmatian coast, at the time controlled by the Republic of Venice. Also includes the islands of Corsica and Sardinia and part of Sicily. The map renders the entire region in extraordinary detail offering both topographical and political information with mountains beautifully rendered in profile. At the time this map was made, most of Italy was under Spanish control. Following the War of Spanish Succession, Spain would lose many of its territories in Italy to Habsburg Austria, making Austria the dominant power in Italy.A decorative title cartouche appears in the top right quadrant, depicting two cherubs and an emperor. The scale in the bottom left is also illustrated with a cherub with measuring instruments. Various ships can be seen sailing in the waters as a naval battle rages in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The map was issued by Covens and Mortier and printed shortly following their 1721 acquisition of De Wit's plates from Maria De Wit.

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