Strikingly colored example of the first edition of Ernest Dudley Chase's pictorial map of Italy and the Vatican City, pre-dating the addition of the copyright (1944).
Color pictorial map, filled with drawings of historical sites and landmarks, cities and towns, ships and boats, points of interests, and whimsical beings such as the sea monsters.
Includes vignettes in margins of map and compass rose. Relief shown pictorially. The tile is framed by a decorative cartouche.
This is one of his scarcest maps.