Idea Rare Maps (@ideararemaps) — Online gallery offering authentic, rare and beautiful maps from the past.
Ruggiero Fontanella
idea@ideararemaps.com 
Brescia, Italy.
Uncommon anti-German #propaganda postcard printed in occasion of the entry into
Uncommon anti-German #propaganda postcard printed in occasion of the entry into the #war of #Italy during the first World War. The Empire Austro-Hungarian is depicted as an #octopus that with its tentacles it subjugates various territories such as the #Bohemia, Galicia, #Trentino,#Istria,#Croatia,#Slavonia,#Bosnia and #Herzegovina,#Serbia,#Montenegro and #Albania. On the left the explanation of the #lovely anthropomorphic map: “Italians, if we do not want to become slaves of the hanger, let us all be united in one will and with one word: Outside the Germans!”. Published in #Milan at La Zincografica in 1915. • #IdeaRareMaps#map#cartography#ww1#history#europe#italia ##primaguerramondiale#maps#antiquemap
14.03.2019 09:53:12
The detailed 1780 map of South America by Rigobert Bonne shows a number of specu
The detailed 1780 map of South America by Rigobert Bonne shows a number of speculative inland features including El Dorado and the Laguna de Xarayes presumed gateway to paradise! • #IdeaRareMaps#map#cartography#southamerica#brazil#matogrosso#pantanal#bolivia#paraguay#antique#paradise#beautifuldestinations#travelblogger#antique#eldorado#topography#collections#maps#chart#sudamerica#explore#exploring
05.03.2019 17:13:55
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A very decorative #map showing the six #continents as spheres. The large atypica
A very decorative #map showing the six #continents as spheres. The large atypical map is taken from the Atlas Spheroidal et Universel de Geographie by Francis Marie Joseph Garnier published in Paris at Veuve Jules Renouard in 1862. “This #atlas is exceptional for its spheroidal #maps of the globe, showing the various continents and poles, shaded to give the effect of a sphere floating in #space. This is the only atlas that Garnier produced”. • #IdeaRareMaps#exploringtheglobe#maps#cartography#mapping#topografia#collection#gallery#america#europe#africa#southamerica#australia#asia#antarctica#world#worldmap#mapa#geography#travel#chart
04.03.2019 10:03:01
L’importante #carta geografica del #Friuli di Gerard Mercator stampata nel 1589
L’importante #carta geografica del #Friuli di Gerard Mercator stampata nel 1589 arricchita da stupendi colori originali d’epoca! Pronta per essere spedita ad un altro #collezionista felice 😊 • #IdeaRareMaps#mappa#geografia#antique#mercator#cartography#raremaps#igersfriuli#friuliveneziagiulia#udine#istria#beautifuldestinations#collection#gallery#map#mapmonday#cartographyart#topography
18.02.2019 16:16:31
"The Kiss of the Oceans" is the perfect #map for #today!
The lovely little map s
14.02.2019 10:59:38
A large, brilliantly colored and highly decorative map of Europe with #lovely vi
A large, brilliantly colored and highly decorative map of Europe with #lovely vignettes representing #industry and #agricultural products with industrial facilities dominating #Russia and eastern Europe. At left and right of the map are illustrations of #famous landmarks of #European#cities. Drawn by Laboulais the beautiful pictorial map was published by De Schutter in #Anvers in 1951 for De Goede Chocolade Cote d'Or. • #IdeaRareMaps#mapmonday#pictorial#map#cartography#topography#vintage#maps#mapping#beautifuldestination#europe#eu#europe_vacations#europa#illustration#illustrator
11.02.2019 14:37:43
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A decorative #world #map in two #hemispheres by Luc Marie Bayle promoting the TA
A decorative #world#map in two #hemispheres by Luc Marie Bayle promoting the TAI: French Airline Transports Aeriens Intercontinentaux surrounded by various mode of #air and #water#transportation. On lower panel are old #sailing schooners and #whalers; the top features #hot air #baloon, early #biplane,#zepplin and #jet. The lovely map includes three decorative compass rose and several nice scenes of #explorers and #animals all over the world. The Transport Aeriens Intercontinentaux company began as a charter #airline in June 1946 in association with the Messageries Maritime Shipping Company. Published in #Paris by Hubert Baille in 1948. • #IdeaRareMaps#mapping#worldmap#vintage#illustration#gallery#art#collection#oldmaps#exploringtheglobe
09.01.2019 10:45:53
New arrivals at #IdeaRareMaps: the beautiful uncommon views of #Rome, #Naples an
New arrivals at #IdeaRareMaps: the beautiful uncommon views of #Rome,#Naples and #Florence from the Jodocus Hondius “Nova et Accurata Italiae Hodiernae Descriptio” published in only one edition in 1627. (swipe left on the post) • #topography#italy#roma#napoli#firenze#cartography#mapping#urban#beautifuldestinations#geography#oldmap#antiquemaps#instamap#igersitalia#italia#gallery#collection
04.01.2019 11:00:07
A large decorative world map by #airfrance showing the significant expansion of
A large decorative world map by #airfrance showing the significant expansion of the airline network from Paris to Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia and Australia. The map was published to #advertise also the comfortable #aircraft Vickers Viscount a new British medium-range turboprop airliner first flown in 1948, the first such aircraft to enter service in the world. The Viscount was well received by the public for its cabin conditions, which included pressurisation, reductions in vibration and noise, and panoramic windows. It became one of the most successful and profitable of the first post-war transport aircraft. The large map, published by Atelier Perceval as depliant brochure in 1950 is decorated by a compass rose. On the verso pics of the aircraft and description of its comforts and some photos of the most beautiful destinations. • #IdeaRareMaps#world#beautifuldestinations#maps#cartography#geography#travel#worldmap#mapart#collection#decoration#color#mappamondo#globo#travelblogger
28.12.2018 08:57:38
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A “square” 1789 map of Varese in #Lombardy is perfect for an instagram feed!
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A “square” 1789 map of Varese in #Lombardy is perfect for an instagram feed! • Rara e decorativa #carta#geografica che mostra il territorio di #Varese all'interno dello storico Ducato di #Milano. La bella, precisa ed interessante carta, ricca di toponomi anche minori, fu disegnata dal #monaco Mauro Fornari (firma in basso al centro Mauro Fornari Monaco Olivetani D.D.D) ed incisa all'acquaforte con ripasso al bulino da Domenico Cagnoni. Fa parte di una raffinata raccolta di sette mappe pubblicata a Milano nel 1789 che illustrano le provincie di #Lombardia durante la dominazione austriaca tra il 1714 e il 1797. La #mappa presenta un eccellente apparato fluviale, una precisa rappresentazione dei #laghi è arricchita da un grande cartiglio con il titolo, una rosa dei venti ad indicare l'orientamento geografico e da una lunga dedica a Carlo Ercole. • #IdeaRareMaps#cartography#topography#mapa#maps#milan#lombardia#igersvarese#antique#raremaps#cartography#mapmonday#lagodivarese#igerslombardia#gallery#art#collectors
17.12.2018 16:38:42
Maestosa, bellissima carta murale in nove fogli che una volta uniti compongono u
Maestosa, bellissima carta murale in nove fogli che una volta uniti compongono una grande mappa dell’#Italia di circa 240 x 170 centimetri pubblicata a #Bologna dalla #litografia di Giulio Wenk nel 1871 in occasione della proclamazione di #Roma capitale. La #mappa in elevatissimo dettaglio è arricchita da pannelli descrittivi con la storia d’Italia dalle origini all’unità; in alto gli stemmi araldici di Fiesole, Malta, Capua, Monza, Catania, Pisa, Cremona,Bologna,Amalfi, Roma, Firenze, #Torino,#Milano,#Palermo,#Brescia,#Sardegna, Susa, Aosta, Aquileia, Trieste con al centro lo stemma reale. Ai lati medaglioni con i ritratti di personaggi illustri quali #Dante,#Manzoni,#Garibaldi,#Galileo Rossini, #Cavour ecc… Il margine inferiore è invece arricchito dalle illustrazioni con le vedute di Paestum, Palermo, Roma, foro Romano, Taormina e l’Etna, Firenze e delle rovine di Girgenti. La carta è completata da tabelle con l’indicazione dei varchi delle Alpi, una grande rosa dei venti, un esaustivo quadro cronologico con la storia di Roma, i principali re d’Italia con la durata dei loro governi. In basso a destra cartiglio con la descrizioni dei segni convenzionali. Splendida #carta di grandissimo impatto visivo. • #IdeaRareMaps#cartography#antique#map#sicilia#igersitalia#beautifuldestinations#geography#gallery#art#collection#italy#chart
14.12.2018 14:04:48
it seems today is a Venice day at Idea Rare Maps! This second post is for the im
it seems today is a Venice day at Idea Rare Maps! This second post is for the impressive and very fine lithograph view by Franz Josef Sandmann (1805-1856) after Nicolas Marie Chapuy (1790-1858) published in Vienna in 1850 by Paterno & Sohn. (Swipe to explore the details) • #IdeaRareMaps#view#Venezia#antique#oldprints#lithography#topografia#igersvenezia#venedig#canalgrande#gondola#antique#pontedirialto#romantic#beautifuldestinations
06.12.2018 15:47:47
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A rare #panorama of #Venice from the uncommon and curious “Sachsischer Postillon
A rare #panorama of #Venice from the uncommon and curious “Sachsischer Postillon” a kind of historic-#geographic#magazine published in #Vienna in 1784. At top the portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and a key to 65 point of interest numbered on the view. The author is George Hisler who drawn the #city in curious German style easily visible in the shape of the roofs and #bell#towers.#IdeaRareMaps#topography#view#Venezia#igersvenezia#urbanstyle#skyline#italia#italy#beautifuldestinations#mapping#architecture#cityscape#gallery#collection#antique#history
06.12.2018 10:09:07
Il livello di dettaglio delle carte di Henricus Hondius non si limita ai toponim
Il livello di dettaglio delle carte di Henricus Hondius non si limita ai toponimi ma spesso si arricchisce di interessanti curiosità: qui, nella bella #mappa del territorio di #Lucca tratta dall'#Atlas Novus pubblicato nel 1636, troviamo le celebri cave di #marmo nei pressi di #Carrara e l'indicazione di "Luno città distrutta" vicino a #Sarzana.#IdeaRareMaps#cartography#topografia#mapping#antique#maps#mapart#topography#Toscana#igerslucca#lunigiana#garfagnana#history#tuscany#marmodicarrara#gallery#antique#oldmap#collection
05.12.2018 10:46:57
La prima edizione della #mappa della #Sicilia di Gerard Mercator pubblicata nel
La prima edizione della #mappa della #Sicilia di Gerard Mercator pubblicata nel 1589 a Duisburg: cerchi l’antico toponimo della tua città e ti perdi in quel mare dalle onde psicadeliche! • #IdeaRareMaps#map#cartografia#Palermo#Catania#Siracusa#Etna#Messina#Trapani#Agrigento#Enna#Siracusa#Ragusa#Caltanissetta#cartography#map#mapart#gallery#antique#chart#igersicilia#sicily#eolie#egadi#beautifuldestinations
30.11.2018 14:01:47
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