National Geographic : 1970 Jun
FROM ETRUSCAN TOMBS to World War II battlefields, from Renaissance art to industrial miracles-wherever your interests lie in this appealing Mediterranean land, you will find rich reward in the National Geographic Society's latest map supplement, A Traveler's Map of Italy, distributed to the Society's 6,800,000 member-families with this issue of the magazine. First of a handsome new series, the 23-by 33-inch map provides 174 informative notes, ranging from the ruins of ancient Greek colo nial cities to a jet-age film festival at the Lido near Venice. The map is scaled at 30 miles to the inch. Its decorative border incorporates 790 22 insets: drawings of historic landmarks and detailed street plans of leading cities, with their coats of arms. An inset of Vatican City pinpoints the Sistine Chapel, Papal Gardens, museums, and other buildings-all grouped around the Basilica of St. Peter, a church revered by the world's 580 million Roman Catholics. Artist at Home With Her Subject Eleven scenic sketches embellishing the border of the map were drawn by staff artist Lisa Biganzoli (page 793). She grew up in the shadow of one of her subjects, the magnificent Gothic Cathedral of Milan.