From: dlatini Recently someone was looking for maps of Italy. I just got the catalog from the Nuthatch Grove Bookstore (it advertises in POINTers). They have 4 maps available: Calabria (c. 1890), Sicily (c. 1890), Naples (c. 1890), and Italy (c. 1875). The map of Italy is 2 sheets of 18X24 paper including margins and sells for $10.95. The other three maps are each 1 sheet of 11X17 paper, including margins, and sell for $3.95 each. In case anyone doesn't want to wait for my post on the quality of the maps, the Nuthatch Grove address is 5144 North Academy Blvd, Suite 302 Colorado Springs, CO 80918-4002. Ciao, David Latini (POINT#2341)
From: Tom Alciere
An excellent map of Italy was included with the February 1995 National Geographic and now hangs on my wall. Copies of the issue may still be available. Tom Alciere (#1506)
From: Tom Alciere
Subject: Map store where you can find good maps of Italy In Cambridge, Massachusetts there is a good map store where for $9.95 I got a road map of Campania and Basilicata (one map). Globe Corner Bookstore, it's called. Call 1-800-358-6013. Tom Alciere (#1506)
From: R. Brucato "Road Map Sheet 14, Official Map of the Italian Touring Club" (3' x 4') of Sicily published by Kummerly + Frey $9.95 from The Globe Corner Bookstore Boylston Street Boston MA Phone: 1-800-358-6013 They offer many other countries too.
From: Gianfranco Accattino Hello Pie noters I saw from several notes that you may find difficult to get Italian maps. As far as I know, best maps are made by ISTITUTO GEOGRAFICO DE AGOSTINI, NOVARA TOURING CLUB ITALIANO (no personal financial interest in those two map makers (::) only a little attraction for the town of Novara, where I lived for 10 years)
From: ArduiniF Folks, The best maps of Italy (to include several regional maps) I've found available here in the US are European Road maps put together by companies such as Michelin. These maps are intended for the European motorist headed south for vacation, but are equally valuable for the genealogist trying to nail down the location of his / her home towns. Most of the large book "superstores" (Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc.) will have a great selection of such maps in the Travel section of their stores, near to (but usually separate from) their travel books. The Michelin map of Sicily (for example) is very large and incredibly detailed, with even the tiniest hamlets clearly marked and indexed. The only problem encountered is when a town has changed name (such as Castrogiovanni becoming Enna after WWII), but hey, we all deal with bigger problems than THAT in our research. Check it out, Frank Arduini, POINT #955 ArduiniF@aol.com
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Rand McNally/HallwagFrom: "ARTHUR F. DEFAZIO Hey all, I just found the awesomest (is that a word?) map! It is put out by Rand McNally/ Hallwag. It looks sort of like a AAA triptik on the outside. Inside, first of all, is a huge fold-out map measuring about 3 feet wide and 4.5 feet long. It has insets for all the major cities as well. There is a separate little index booklet attached inside the cardboard cover, listing tons of places (including Gimigliano, my families hometown, a tiny village of only about 4,000 people). The index includes regions and provinces and Alpine passes. Inside the other cover is mostly travel info - e.g., emergency numbers, etc. Near the back of the index booklet is a page listing "Touring addresses" for the various regions, including postal code and phone number. On the next page is a mini map with the Regions and provinces marked and the next page is a table listing these (similar to what can be found in the rear of the Pointers directory). The scale is 1cm=10km. This thing really is great, especially given the number of poor quality maps out there (i.e., none of them show my tiny ancestral home). It cost me $12 at Wide World of Maps. Oh, by the way, on the back is a small map of italy, and there is a sliding card that allows you to compute distance between major cities. Just align the card so the city of origin appears in the little box, then find the number next to the city that is your destination. Too cool! And yes, the map does cover Sardegna and Sicilia, though the Distoguide, as it iscalled, only covers the mainland and Sicily. Art
From: Thomas Boyle Subject: Re: awesome map Hello, everyone, The Rand McNally/Hallwag may is everything Arthur says it is. I have a copy. But I adhere to a stricter standard than he does: a truly awsome map must have Casasco on it, my grandfather Perolini's birthplace, pop. @300. It does not. Recently, with serendipity sitting on my shoulder, I found at my favorite thrift shop a 1993 copy of Grande Atlante Stradale de Agostini, a 300 pg road atlas of Italy, 1:250000, put out by the Instituto Geografico de Agostini, Novara (the town, I guess). A sticker on the back says 30.000 about $17; I paid $2. And yes, it does have Casasco. Ciao, Lucille Frontini Boyle
From: MR SALVATORE N ROMANO There has been some discussion of maps. This may be old news to most, but the Library of Congress will send you FREE a highly detailed map of just about any town and surrounding area. The maps I received for towns of Cunevo and FLavon (in Trento province) showed clusters of houses, churches, cemeteries, forests, castles, etc. Takes about 3-4 weeks to arrive. Sal Romano (researching names IOB from towns of Cunevo and Flavon - just north of city of Trento) and PILATI (from towns of Rallo and Tassullo - also north of Trento) TUVU75A@prodigy.comGreat, but how do we get them? . . .
From: MR SALVATORE N ROMANO I have received some mail concerning my prior posting on getting detailed Italy maps. The address is: Senior Reference Librarian Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, DC 20540-4760 As mentioned, these are highly detailed maps (house clusters, etc). It even showed the location of a castle where some distant cousins lived. Small towns ARE shown -- the town of Cunevo (family name IOB lived there) has a population varying between 475-525 residents. You will generally received three or four large maps of the area. Give town name, province, and nearest large city. Good luck, Sal Salvatore Romano TUVU75A@prodigy.com
From: MRS GLORIA F SCHROEDER Hi Everyone-- I got a great map book with a wonderful index in back. It covers all of Italy. The book is 144 pages 8 1/2 X 11 on a scale of 1:300,000 To get this book send a check for $16.95 ($14.95 plus $2.00 postage) to: Italian Genealogical Group of New York 7 Grayon Drive Dix Hills, New York 11746 Gloria Point 2016
From: Tony Tontodonato The Map Store 1636 I Street NW Washington, DC 20006 (202) 628-2608
The Gold BugFrom: R. Brucato The GOLD BUG P.O. BOX 588 ALAMO, CA 94507 e-MAIL GOLDBUG@AOL.COM PRODIGY: SGMRF0A (I THINK THAT IS A ZERO) PHONE: (510) 838-MAPS I bought a map of Sicily circa 1875 and it was very good (about $1 or $2 xeroxed). There are so many other countries available also!some more on GOLDBUG . . .From: GOLDBUG@aol.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for your note. Our 1875 Siciily maps have hundreds of towns and villages, so I would expect your towns to be there if they existed at that time. Here's a list of what we have available: ******HISTORIC MAP REPRODUCTIONS****** All reproductions are black and white on 8.5 by 11 inch bond paper (unless otherwise specified in the description). Some have been enlarged from the original edition to improve the detail, and some slightly reduced to fit the page size. Most are very good quality reproductions, but this will vary according to the quality and condition of the original. The number following the map title is the original year of publication or the year depicted. EUROPE _Eastern Europe 1885 _Western Europe 1885 _Eastern Europe 1885 _Western Europe 1885 _Eastern Front WWI _Western Front WWI ITALY/SWITZERLND _Eastern Sicily 1875 _Western Sicily 1875 _Italy 1881 _Lake Geneva 1907 _BerneseOberland 1912 _Sardinia 1907 _Italy/Switzerland/Fiume 1920 ****************ALL MAPS ABOVE THIS LINE ARE 75 CENTS EACH ************ ****************** MAP SETS BELOW ARE INDIVIDUALLY PRICED **************** MAP SETS Most of the maps in these sets have been previously listed as single items in our catalog. We have grouped them to make room for new items. EUROPEAN MAP SETS These sets include 1885 map(s) of the countries plus the number of city maps indicated below. Also included are a list of provinces with population and other statistical information. [ ] AUSTRIA-HUNGARY(12 Cities)..................$ 6.00 [ ] FRANCE (32 Cities)...........................................13.50 [ ] GERMANY-PRUSSIA (43 Cities) ...................12.50 [ ] FRANCE (32 Cities)...........................................13.50 [ ] GERMANY-PRUSSIA (43 Cities) ...................12.50 [ ] HOLLAND & BELGIUM (12 Cities) ............... 6.00 [ ] IRELAND (4 Cities) ........................................... 4.50 [ ] ITALY & SWITZERLAND (19 Cities) .............12.50 [ ] NORWAY, SWEDEN, DENMARK (3 Cities) .. 6.00 [ ] RUSSIA & POLAND(10 Cities) .......................... 8.50 [ ] SCOTLAND (11 Cities) ........................................ 6.50 [ ] SPAIN & PORTUGAL (11 Cities) ...................... 7.50
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