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Italy – John Speed


. . . including the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Corfu (Kerkyra)

A charming antique map carefully reproduced from the original on to special paper that is then treated by our own unique process to add age to its appearance and texture. Surely the most enchanting map of Italy that has ever been published.

  • 12 Colour printing technology  •  Guaranteed to pass or exceed museum quality standards
  • Bespoke framing service   •  Free UK Courier Delivery with tracking

Available in three sizes: Large: 24″ x 31″ (78.7 x 61cms)   Medium: 18″ x 24″ (45.5 x 61cms)  Small: 19.5″ x 14″ (49.5 x 35.5cms)

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John Speed has created enchanting cameos of Verona (the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet), Naples, Genoa, Rome, Venice and Florence that feature along the upper part of the map, and represent probably the very first ‘aerial’ views of these cities. To the left and right are enthralling vignettes further decorating and enhancing this wonderful antique map and illustrating the costumes and cultures of the times. The islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Corfu (Kerkyra) are shown in fascinating detail, as is an intriguing glimpse of Albania in quite extraordinary detail. A splendid map that also serves as an indispensable reference article for any student of Italian or Albanian history.

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