Venice antique map (and Lombardy) published 1863

£85.00

Venice antique map. Original map of Venice (Venezia) and Lombardy (Lombardia.) Drawn and Engraved by John Dower,F.R.G.S. Lithographed by Day & Son, lithographers to Queen Victoria. Published in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, 1863. Paper size is approx. 19 x 13.5 inches. Original hand-colouring.  Faint fold (rather than a crease) where postman possibly pushed newspaper through letter box! (see scan.) Very good condition.

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Venice Italy antique map. Original map of Venice (Venezia) and Lombardy (Lombardia) Drawn and Engraved by John Dower,F.R.G.S. Lithographed by Day & Son, lithographers to Queen Victoria. Published in the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, 1863. Original hand-colouring executed prior to publication.

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