View of Milan

View of Milan

These canvases are born from our passion for cartography. Historical reproductions, handcrafted to create unique and effective furnishing elements. We have made reproductions of antique prints, wonderful perspective views of some historic Italian and European cities and ancient planispheres. These products are engraved using a hand press, and reproduced on pure cotton paper. The colour version is entirely hand painted by our precious craftsmen who, with care and dedication, make each reproduction unique. 
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Product description

View of Milan

Author: Probst

Meyland means Milan in German. Certainly of German this canvas has not only the title: in fact it was printed by Probst editor, owner in the eighteenth century of a lively printing house in Augsburg, in Bavaria, from which came out of the wonderful perspective views of almost all the major European cities.

At the time of this perspective view, Milan was firmly in the hands of the Habsburgs, whose dominion had been confirmed with the Utrecht and Rastatt agreements. The German style, in fact, can be seen in this view. As certainly the most attentive observers have noticed, this reproduction, to faithfully reproduce the eighteenth-century original, is made up of four distinct sheets of cotton, then mounted on canvas. The same editors of the time used this technique habitually, to facilitate the transport and conservation of the canvases. But that's not all: as well as the original, this perspective view of Milan was also printed with a manual press, starting from copper matrices engraved by real artists in the sector.

Techniques from the 18th century have been used to reproduce this work. Finely engraved plates and an antique manual press were used giving this work its fundamental characteristic that ties it to the past: Engraving. The paper used for engraving is 100% cotton and  it undergoes a delicate and important  aging process using only natural substances.

The watercoloring is done by expert  artists in their field who give the work subtle hues and a harmonious composition of colors resulting in a pleasant scenic or stage effect.

Our canvases are printed with a hand press and are produced only to order. It takes about 7 days for black and white production and about 14 days for color production.

*Each canvas is available, with a price increase, even with watercolor coloring, always made by hand by our craftsmen.

Attention: the canvases arrive unframed.

Technical specifications


106 x 40 cm


Pure cotton paper on pure cotton canvas