1953 Salomone - Italy with the Lines of Communication by Road, Rail, Sea, and Air

SOLD: Interesting 1953 pictorial map of Italy

Title:

Sketch map of Italy with the Lines of Communication by Road, Rail, Sea, and Air

Map maker:

Salomone

Place and Year:

Rome, 1953

Dimensions:

58.5 x 79.5 cm (23 x 31.3 in); folded: 22 x 13 cm (8.6 x 5.1 in)

Technique:

Offset printing

Coloring:

Original color

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Charming, separately published 1950s pictorial map of Italy showing transportation routes in Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. Text blocks with small maps on the back discuss information on each region in Italy. Each region also includes pictographs and vignettes for characteristic features: the gondolas of Venice, fishermen and women in southern Italy, and famous churches and castles.

Fishing boats, ferries, and planes (with shadows that remind one of Indiana Jones) are drawn pictorially. An inset depicts the area around Rome.

This map was published separately with an advertisement for the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in 1953, and was a reprint of a popular folding map, which was published in the book Holidays in Italy by Roberto de Gasperis a year before. 

The map folds decoratively into a mid-century design form, which can be opened like a booklet.

CONDITION NOTES

Very good, soft folds; slightly age-toned and with tiny tears.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00385

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