This is a finely detailed 1794 map of northeastern Italy and the Venetian States by Robert Wilkinson. Wilkinson's map covers from the Duchy of Milan to the Gulf of Venice and from Tyrol to the Gulf of Genoa, inclusive of Venice, Milan, Parma, Genoa, Modena, Istria, and various imperial fiefs beholden to the Holy Roman Emperor. Italy at this time was a diverse assortment of fiefdoms, religious statelets, and republics in the process of sloughing of rigid control of powerful renaissance dynasties. This process would culminate in the French invasion of northern Italy and the creation of the Kingdom of Italy in 1804, just a few years after Wilkinson drew this map. Though Napoleonic control of Italy lasted only until 1814, the brief period of unity inspired the Italian solidarity movement to follow. This map was engraved by Thomas Conder and issued as plate no. 31 in the 1792 edition of Robert Wilkinson's General Atlas.