A new map of Italy distinguishing all the sovereignties in it, whether states, kingdoms, dutchies, principalities, republicks, &c
- A new map of Italy distinguishing all the sovereignties in it, whether states, kingdoms, dutchies, principalities, republicks, &c : with the post roads, and many remarks not extant in any map
During the Renaissance, Italy was a nation of separate city-states, regions that were loyal to either the Spanish crown or the Pope in Rome. Italian culture was also transitioning from a medieval way of life, to a modern one where people could own businesses, although there remained a large gap between the aristocracy and the working-class. The map displayed here shows how Italy was divided in the early 18th century. Each of these regions had a distinct culture, which would have been known to Shakespeare and his contemporaries through a variety of literary and historical sources. The Bard set eleven of his plays in Italy.
- Moll, Herman, d. 1732
- Bowles, John, 1701-1779
- Bowles, Thomas, d. 1767
- Overton, Philip, d. 1751
- King, John.
- Name on Item:
according to ye newest and most exact observations by H. Moll.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Volcanoes--Italy--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Italy--Maps--Early works to 1800
Eugene, of Savoy, Prince of Savoy, 1663-1736
Printed for H. Moll ... Jno. Bowles ... and T. Bowles ... and by Philip Overton ... and by John King
Relief shown pictorially.
Prime meridians: London and Ferro.
Inset views: A cataract of air in Mount Aeolius in Italy -- Mont Vesuvius two leagues from Naples -- Mount Aetna or Mongibello in Sicily beeing a true draught of ye eruption in 1669.
Includes dedication to Francisco Eugenio Sabaudiae and notes.
Copy 2 appears in Moll's The world described, [1709-1736], plate 27.
Map in English. Dedication in Latin.
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004. MB (BRL)
- 1 map : hand col. ; 60 x 99 cm.
- Call #:
G6710 1714 .M65
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