Code: FOR ITA 4bn
This representation of Italy was done by Iodocus Hondius (1563-1611). It is truly a beautiful work from an artistic point of view as well as for it being quite precise, geographically speaking. Hondius dedicated it to the Repubblica Veneta and includes two scales: one of Miliaria Italica communia and the other of the Miliaria Germanica communia. The decorations found in the margins of the map help to transform it into a truly ornamental piece. Realized according to the copper engraving technique it consists of several sheets on cuts of cloth, which improves its maintenance, makes its legibility casier and facilitates the transport.
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