Italy maps Grand Duchy of Tuscany DeToscane Vaugondy 1748
Title: Etat De L'Eglise, Grand Duche De Toscane… 1748
Antique map of the Grand Duche Of Tuscany. Copperplate engraved with hand coloring.
The Grand Duchy of Tuscany was founded in August 1569, when Pope Pius V issued a bull declaring his long-term supporter Duke Cosimo I de' Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany, a title unprecedented in Italy. Thus, the House of Medici had been raised to the rank of sovereigns, and Cosimo and his successors would now be addressed as Serene Highness.The grand duchy succeeded the Duchy of Florence, which had been established by Cosimo's predecessor, Alessandro de' Medici (proclaimed Duke by his alleged father, Pope Clement VII). Alessandro was succeeded by his distant relative Cosimo when he was assassinated in 1537.
Mapmaker: Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688–1766), also known as Le Sieur or Monsieur Robert, and his son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (c.1723–1786), were leading cartographers in France during the 18th century.
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Size: Sheet app.: 22.5 x 18 cm. 8.75 x 7 inches. Image app: 19.5 x 16 cm. 7.75 x 6.25 inches. Condition: Overall very good folded map, added part border.