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VUILLEMIN, Alexandre.

NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée de L’ITALIE

A new illustrated map of Italy presenting divisions of provinces, the substantial physical divisions, and the Geographic distribution of cultivated plants. Industrial towns, the major active mines, railways and routes of canals.

Published: Paris. 1857

Stock code: 55535

Price: £400

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An interesting view of Italy from a commercial and industrial perspective with numerous decorative embellishments. There is statistical information about various parts of Italy on the top and bottom of the map with 8 attractive vignettes depicting fauna, flora, natural treasures, as well as Italian landscapes and architecture of different regions. These include Italy in general, Lombardy, regions of Parma, Modena, Tuscany, Vatican, region of Naples, and St. Marin. Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) was a cartographer and a book editor based in Paris. Despite a prolific cartographic career, much of Vuillemin’s life is shrouded in mystery. What is known is that his studied under the prominent French Auguste Henri Dufour (1798-1865). Vuillemin’s most important work is his detailed, highly decorative large format Atlas de Géographie Commerciale et Industrielle, which this map is a taken.

Size: 600 x 845 mm. Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Very good condition

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