11.16.2011

Vintage Panoramic Maps of Italy

I'm enchanted by these panoramic maps of Italy from 1704. I've only visited Italy in brief, Venice for a day in the summer of 2008, but it's a country I'd like to devote a lot more time to exploring. I'd love to see the Italy depicted in these maps from the Nouveau Theatre D’Italie by Pieter Mortier (1661-1711), a four volume atlas published in Amsterdam.
(found via Retronaut)