1939 (undated) 13 x 8.5 in (33.02 x 21.59 cm)
1 : 1280000
This is a beautiful 1939 manuscript or hand drawn map of Montenegro by Antonio Raggio. It covers the European country of Montenegro in fine detail, noting rivers, cities, towns, lakes, roads and surrounding regions with elevation beautifully rendered. The map proper is surrounded with illustrations of a leaf motif.
This map is part of Antonio F. Raggioâ€™s Coleccion de Europe, a series of ink and watercolor maps on cards prepared for the Exposicion Filatelica Internacional or CYTRAâ€™s 11th Congreso de la Union Postal Universal (World Postal Congress), held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1839. The series included maps representing many European countries as well as parts of America, and won the award given by â€˜La Sociedad Filatelica Argentinaâ€™. Although the detail on the map cards is extremely fine, it is likely that the manuscript cards might have been proof drawings or models for the engraving of stamps.
Very good. Hand drawn map.