This folio collection of maps is the larger version of the maps used in Italia Viva del Prof. G. De Agostini ... Atlante Artistico In XXI Quadri a Colori (our 7964.000). However it only includes (as published) 19 maps versus 21 maps in the smaller version, the two excluded are Corsica and Dalmazia. These larger maps are very beautiful and detailed, using silver and gold highlights. They are rarely seen in a complete set, as this is. Largo loose folio of text and 19 map sheets, each beautifully colored. Vsevolod Petrovic Nicouline was a renowned Russian painter, printmaker, ceramicist, designer and illustrator born in the Ukraine in 1890. For a time he was with the Imperial Academy of Petersburg. His teaching career there was interrupted by the Bolshevik revolution. He was forced to flee and, after a daring journey, arrived in Constantinople accompanied by the Countess Bossalinie Aida who later became his wife. They survived in this city with menial jobs, and were finally able to join relatives in Genoa in 1920 where he held his first exhibition. In 1922 he moved to Nervi, opening a studio at the first Polish residence, meeting other Russian and Polish exiles. His years were rich in relationships, artists, and writers for whom he designed several books and arranged illustrations, commissions of portraits and more. In 1941 he was inaugurated into the Teatro Carlo Felice and designed sets for La Scala and the Metropolitan New York. He was an important illustrator of more than 100 children's books.