Interesting 1953 pictorial map of Italy

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

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Cartographer(s): Salomone
Date: 1953
Place: Rome
Dimensions: 58.5 x 79.5 cm (23 x 31.3 in)
Condition Rating: VG
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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 Description

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