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BORGONIO, Giovanni Tommaso. [An important wall map of the Kingdom of Sardinia]
Carta Corografica degli Stati di S.M. il re di Sardegna data in luce dall'Ingegnere Borgonio nel 1683 corretta ed accresciuta nell'anno 1772. Jacobus Stagnonus incidit Taurini 1772. Paris: Jean Goujon, c.1801. 25 sheets, dissected and laid on linen in four sections, as issued, total area 2030 x 1520mm. With the original calf gilt box, worn. Ink stamp of the "Dépôt de la Guerre" on each section.
Giovanni Tommaso Borgonio's monumental 25-sheet map of the Kingdom of Sardinia, as corrected by Jacobo Stagnon in 1772. This example was issued by Jean Goujon for the 'Dépôt de la Guerre', the official cartographers of the French army, probably for the Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars. Extending west to east from the French border to Piacenza, and from the Swiss Alps ( Lake Geneva) to Nice Genoa and La Spezia . The Alps / mountains shown with hachuring illustrating heights. The title is is a tromp l'oeil scroll, with other decorations including a large compass rose and sea battles in the Ligurian Sea. The important towns have their defensive walls shown and armorials denote the old regions.
[Ref: 11494]    £8,500.00 ($11,263 • €9,571 rates)


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