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[DE AGOSTINI, Giovanni (ed.) VESVOLDO, Nicouline (illus) LAENG, Gualiteiero (text)]

Imago Italiae. Paesaggio, opere, vita. [with supplement] Corsica.
Milan: De Agostini. 1941.

FIRST EDITION. Limited Edition (184/999). 2 volumes folio (59.5 x 46.3 cm.). pp.[xii+418; ii+18]. Original buff cloth, title stamped in gilt to upper cover, top edges gilt. 20 (19 of Italy and its regions, plus Corsica) double page colour lithographed maps with gold and silver highlights. Covers rather spotted, contents very fresh and clean.

Original edition of this revolutionary art deco pictorial atlas, with the rare supplementary portfolio of Corsica. The twenty maps by Russian born Vsevolde NBicouline (1890-1968) depict Italy in a pictorial style detailing the history and culture of the individual regions. Corsica is included as an extra being considered "Italian under the geographic, geologic, linguistic and historical aspects".
Although the maps have been much reproduced this original edition is quite rare, less common than an edition of 999 copies might indicate.

Price £ 5000.00
Stock Code 49744
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