ITALY: Carta dimostrativa delle circoscrizioni militari del regno d’Italia 1886.
A decorative late 19th century map of Italy, printed on cotton.
Place and Year: 1884.
Technique: Lithography in red and black, printed on cotton (Very Good, slightly age-toned and stained, slightly scuffed on edges), ca 60 x 60 cm (23.6 x 23.6 inches).
Uncommon map printed on cotton shows Italy in 1886, surrounded by coats of arms. Shown are roads, railroads, and sea-routes, as well as the positions of the army troops, numbers of the troops, their routes and distributions, forts etc.
These maps of Italy were made in late 19th and early 20th century as travel and souvenir maps.