1742 Covens and Mortier Map of Corsica, France
1742 Covens and Mortier Map of Corsica, France

1742 Covens and Mortier Map of Corsica, France. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS JOIN OUR WEEKLY MAILING LIST FOR NEWEST STOCK. Title: Insula Corsica, Olin Regni Titulo Insignis nunc Genuensis Reipublicae potestati sujecta, juxta reventissimam designationem. Description: This is a 1742 Covens and Mortier map of Corsica, France. The map depicts the entirety of the island in fantastic detail, labeling cities, towns, and villages, as well as rivers and mountain ranges. Several major cities are illustrated, including Bastia, Saint Florence, Rosoli, and Porto Vecchio. The citadel at Bonifacio is also depicted at the extreme southern end of the island. A decorative title cartouche is situated in the upper left corner, with an explanatory Latin text located in a cartouche in the upper right corner. In the lower left corner, the coat of arms of the short-lived Kingdom of Corsica is illustrated, supported by two herculean-like warriors. The Kingdom of Corsica was founded in 1736 after the island crowned the German adventurer Theodor Stephen Freiherr von Neuhoff the King of Corsica. While in Genoa, Neuhoff met several Corsican rebels and exiles, and succeeded in persuading them that he could free Corsica from Genoese tyranny if they made him king. He landed in Corsica in March 1736 and he was duly elected and crowned king. Upon assuming the throne, Neuhoff became King Theodore I, and he issued edicts, instituted a knighthood, and waged war on the Genoese. At first, he was successful in this campaign, but in-fighting among the rebels led to their defeat. The Genoese put a price on his head and Neuhoff left Corsica in November 1736, ostensibly to seek foreign assistance. After not securing a guarantee of protection from Spain or Naples, he left for Holland where he was arrested for debt in Amsterdam. Neuhoff was again arrested for debt in London in 1755, and only regained his freedom by declaring bankruptcy. He subsisted on the charity of his friends until his death the following year. Size: Printed area measures 23 inches high by 19.5 inches wide. Light wear along original centerfold. Verso repair of fold separation. Closed margin tear professionally repaired on verso. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). We can use your Federal Express Account. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Additional Services Conservation Framing Services: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. Read about it here. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration Services: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1742 Covens and Mortier Map of Corsica, France” is in sale since Saturday, May 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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