Wells’ Antique Hand-Colored A NEW MAP OF ANTIENT ITALY 1712
Wells' Antique Hand-Colored A NEW MAP OF ANTIENT ITALY 1712

WELLS’ Hand-Colored Map of Ancient Italy -1712. Uncommon 1712 map of ancient Italy including the adjoining islands of Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily. By Edward Wells of Oxford. It covers f Italy in the days of the Roman Empire from Cisalpine Gaul to Sicily, noting towns, cities, rivers, mountains, islands etc. The Roman regions of Latium, Etruria, Lucania, Apulia and Campania are also noted. A decorative cartouche appears on the top right of the map featuring the coat of arms of the Duke of Gloucester. This, like many other Wells maps, is dedicated to Prince William, Duke of Gloucester and son of Queen Anne, who, when this map was being prepared, was a student at Oxford. Engraved by Sutton Nicholls and published by T. Bonwicke for the 1712 edition of Edward Wells’ Atlas, A New Sett of Maps both of Ancient and Present Geography. Edward Wells (1667 – 1727) was an English mathematician, geographer, and classical scholar based at Christ Church College, Oxford. He was chosen to tutor the young Prince William, the sickly son of Queen Anne. This hand-coloured map is in fair condition with repairs along the centerfold using Japan paper. The size of the map is about 19 ” x 14 1/2″ plus margins. It is on fine thick hand-made chain -linked paper. This fine map is suitable for framing and would be an excellent cherished gift. The map that is being offered is entitled. “A NEW MAP OF ANTIENT ITALY TOGETHER WITH THE ADJOYNING ISLANDS OF SICILY, SARDINIA AND CORSICA”. Each additional print ships. If the print is not as stated and you want to return it, you have 7 days to do so. SANDTIQUE’S mission is to offer its prints at the “Best Value” on the Internet. If you find an exact print at a lower price, please send us the link and we will match the price. This is for fixed price, identical, single prints from the same publication & year and in equal condition. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Wells’ Antique Hand-Colored A NEW MAP OF ANTIENT ITALY 1712″ is in sale since Thursday, August 30, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “sandtiqueprints” and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Cartographer/Publisher: WELLS
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Folding Map
  • Type: Political Map
  • Year: 1712
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Hand-Colored: Yes
  • Size: 19 ” x 14 1/2″
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