Seller: geographicusmaps (3,950) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362550422207 1749 Vaugondy Map of the Republic of Venice WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Etat de la Seigneurie et Republique de Venise avec l'Evâˆšâ„¢châˆšÂ© de Trente. Par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy, fils de M. Robert Geog. ord. du Roi. Description: This is a hand colored 1749 Didier Robert de Vaugondy map of the Republic of Venice in Italy. The map depicts the Republic of Venice following the War of Austrian Succession and stretches from the border with the Duchy of Milan to Istria on the Adriatic and from the border between Venetian land and Tyrol and the Gulf of Venice. The Republic of Venice prospered and became a thalassocracy, or sea-going empire. Venice's rise began due to the salt trade. They became an economic and trading power during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. At its height, Venice was renowned for its powerful navy and its endless merchant fleet. The Venetian navy was employed during several of the Crusades, including the infamous Fourth Crusade. Myriad cities and towns are labeled, including Venice ( Venetia ), Verona, Padua, and Trieste. Innumerable rivers are depicted throughout the map, as well as mountain ranges and forests in profile. This map was published by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy in his Atlas Universel, Portatif et Militaire in the 1749 edition. Size: Printed area measures 6.5 inches high by 15 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Blank on verso. Original press mark visible. Slight loss to lower margin. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your FedEx Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange tax payment if it is levied. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free as educational materials, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature for insurance purposes. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay or contact us by telephone at 646-320-8650. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. My phone number is 646-320-8650. " Condition: Very good. Blank on verso. Original press mark visible. Slight loss to lower margin.