Maps, World Map
"Carta Ridotta Del Globo Terrestre". Copper etching, anonymous Italian, dated. 1781. Modern hand coloring.
A facinating aspect of this map is that Europe and Asia are shown on the left side. A little bit of Europe and Africa is on the right edge to give a sense of location. In both upper corners is a bit of Greenland. In the upper left is Iceland in green.
Original antique print
Right margin has been added. Folds to fit book size. Light creasing in left margin. On the lower right margin corner are tiny brown spots. Upper margin is narrower. On the backside is brown spotting that is not visible on the fronside. Overall condition is better than good.
30.5 x 51.3 cm (12 x 20.1") interior design, wall decoration, ideas, idea, gift ideas, present, vintage, charming, special, decoration, home interior, living room design