1700 Martineau Map of Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica
Description: An uncommon map of Italy issued in 1700. Centered on peninsular Italy, this map covers from Provence to Corfu and from Tyrol to Malta, inclusive of Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily. The map is surrounded by sixteen armorial crests representing various Italian regions. A decorative title cartouche possibly representative of the Pope appears in the Upper right quadrant. Prepared for Martineau du Plessis’ Nouvelle Geographie, published in 1700.
Date: 1700 (undated)
Source: Martineau du Plessis, Nouvelle Geographie, ou Description Exacte de l'Univers (George Gallet, Directeur de l'Imprimerie des Huguetan), vol 2, 1700.
References: Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Réserve A 200 189
Cartographer: Martineau Du Plessis (fl. c. 1700) was a French geographer and schoolmaster from Fontenay, possibly Fontenay-le-Comte. He is best known for his multivolume geography, Nouvelle Geographie issued in 1700. Little else is known of his life. Click here for a list of rare maps by Martineau de Plessis.
Size: Printed area measures 8.5 x 6.25 inches (21.59 x 15.875 centimeters)
Condition: Very good. Original fold lines. Blank on Verso.
Code: Italie-martineau-1700 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)