Map of Part of the States of the Church.
Hand coloured lithographic map on J. Whatman paper watermarked 1845, sheet 355 x 255mm. 14 x 10".
The Papal States, States of the Church, or Pontifical States were one of the major historical states of Italy from roughly the 6th century until the Italian peninsula was unified in 1861 by the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia (after which the Papal States, in less territorially extensive form, continued to exist until 1870). The Papal States comprised territories under direct sovereign rule of the papacy, and at its height it covered most of the modern Italian regions of Romagna, Marche, Umbria and Lazio.
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