An unusual and beautiful 1823 manuscript map of Italy in antiquity. The map generally follows the historical atlas work of the english cartographer James Wyld however is a fully independent and unique hand drawn production. The manuscript geographical data and detail throughout is altogether outstanding and completed in a fine hand adept at decorative text and the rendering of rivers and mountains.This map covers Italy from the Pennine Alps to Sicily and includes the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. The map is divided and color coded according to ancient territories. This particular example includes political boundaries and divisions during the time of the Roman empire.An altogether unique and wonderful one of a kind find.