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1847 Antique Physical Map Italy Hand Coloured  von Sydow Rare

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1847 Antique map of Italy by German cartographer Emil von Sydow, rare. This finely engraved hand colored original map was published by Justus Perthes in Gotha, Germany in the Methodischer Hand Atlas. . Text in German

Emil von Sydow had great influence on the development of the school of cartography in Germany. Von Sydow considered that the representation of relief was a key element in a map. He developed the color methodology for landscape features using hachures, green for lowlands and brown for highlands, blue was used for drainage.

This is a very special map with historical value and would make a wonderful gift for someone interested in cartography or geography.

Size: 13,5" by 15,8" plus margin

Condition: Fair. The map shows its age. It has dark spots, some of them won't be covered when framed. Please look at the scanned images carefully. I will be glad to send you more pictures.

I found this map in Colonia Valdense, a town located in southwestern Uruguay founded in 1856, following the arrival of Italian immigrants from Piedmont. The town is named after Pierre Valdo, a French priest founder of the religious movement known as «the Valdensians». The atlas that contained this map was probably brought here by those inmigrants or the ones that followed.

Sent to you in a flat envelope, folded in two (as it was in the original Atlas) protected with a cello sleeve and cardboard.

This is an ORIGINAL, not a reproduction.

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1847 Antique Physical Map Italy Hand Coloured von Sydow Rare


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