C1801

A New Map of Italy, with the Islands of Sicily, Sardinia, & Corsica From Monsr. D’Anville to which have been added the Post Roads, and Several Other Improvements.

Beautifully engraved large scale early c.19th map of Italy by Thomas Kitchin based on D’Anville’s map andpublished by Laurie and Whittle. The map is dated 12th May, 1794 but the publication date of the atlas was 1801. Printed on Strasbourg … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A New Map of Italy, with the Islands of Sicily, Sardinia, & Corsica From Monsr. D’Anville to which have been added the Post Roads, and Several Other Improvements.

Date:

C1801

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

501mm 
x 590mm

Paper Size: 

543mm 
x 726mm
AUTHENTICITY
A New Map of Italy, with the Islands of Sicily, Sardinia, & Corsica From Monsr. D'Anville to which have been added the Post Roads, and Several Other Improvements. - Antique Map from 1801

Genuine antique
dated:

1801

Description:

Beautifully engraved large scale early c.19th map of Italy by Thomas Kitchin based on D’Anville’s map andpublished by Laurie and Whittle. The map is dated 12th May, 1794 but the publication date of the atlas was 1801. Printed on Strasbourg Lily watermarked paper.

References:
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973: 4300-23, 699.
Shirley, R. Maps in the Atlases of The British Library. London 2004: T.LAU-1c.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1711658
David Rumsey Collection: Reference: P4300

Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697 - 1782)

D'Anville was a French cartographer of great repute. Following the death of De Lisle, D'Anville continued the line of progressive French cartographers which had begun with Nicolas Sanson in the previous century. A child prodigy, he is said to have designed his first map at the age of fifteen and in his long distinguished career he produced a large number of elegantly engraved maps, noted for their scholarship and accuracy. Having exacting standards soon brought him international recognition as the finest cartographer of his time.

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James Whittle (1757 - 1818)

Whittle worked for Robert Sayer and became his junior partner, with Robert Laurie, as Sayer & Co, in 1790 subsequently becoming the successor in partnership with Laurie.

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Robert Laurie (1755 - 1836)

Born in London son of Robert and Ann Lowry (he sometimes used this name early in his career). In 1770 the Society of Arts awarded him a silver platter for a drawing, and in 1775 and 1776 premiums of five and ten guineas for patterns for calico printing. In 1776 he was given an award of thirty guineas for disclosing a new method of printing mezzo tints in colour. He worked independently for a few years before returning to work with Robert Sayer. In 1794 he took over the business, acquiring the entire stock for £5,000, in partnership with James Whittle.

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