This map shows, in extraordinary detail, the roads, waterways, cities, towns, and topography of mid-19th-century Italy. Just north of the Sicilian island of Pantellaria, a tiny and brief note mentions the mysterious volcanic island of Ferdinandea (a.k.a. Graham Island) that rose out of the sea in 1831 only to sink again a few months later. When the island emerged from the ocean, it was immediately claimed by the Italian and British governments each of whom, in turn, gave it a name. Recent seismic activity in Sicily has prompted speculation that the island may soon rise again, reviving the old territorial dispute.
- Dufour, A.-H. (Auguste-Henri), 1798-1865
- Dyonnet, Charles.
- Name on Item:
dressèe par A. H. Dufour ; gravée par Ch. Dyonnet.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Paulin & Le Chavalier
Relief shown by hachures.
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004. MB (BRL)
- 1 map : col. ; 60 x 79 cm.
Scale not given.
- Call #:
G6710 1857 .D8
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