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WERNER, Friedrich Bernhard. [An 18th Century two-sheet prospect of Padova]
Padua. Augsburg: George Balthasar Probst, c.1750. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 300 x 1000mm.
A spectacular view of early 18th century Padua, with a forty point key in Italian and German. At the time the city was part of the Republic of Venice.
[Ref: 18449]    £2,900.00 ($3,802 • €3,231 rates)


LE ROUGE, Georges-Louis. [18th Century map of The Tyrol]
Le Tirol Paris, c.1756. Original wash colour. 220 x 285mm. Tiny hole
Map of the Tirolo with Lake Garda at the bottom and Innsbruck & Kuffestein in the upper right area.
[Ref: 17178]    £160.00 ($210 • €178 rates)


ROUX, Joseph. [Trieste]
Plan du Port de Trieste. Paris, 1764. 140 x 210mm.
Trieste, published in Roux's 'Plans et Rades de la Méditerraneé'.
[Ref: 9235]    £75.00 ($98 • €84 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of Genoa]
Governo Aristocratico della Republica di Genova anticamente Liguria Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 73mm.
A rare miniature map of Genoa engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'.
[Ref: 12971]    £450.00 ($590 • €501 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of the Lombardia region]
Governo Monarchico. Du. di Milano, e d di Mantova Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 108 x 72mm.
A rare miniature map of Lombardia including Milano and Mantova engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12976]    £390.00 ($511 • €434 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Parma]
Governo Monarchico. Gallia Torgata, et Cispadana, ora D. Di Parma della Casa di Borbone, e Stati del Duca di Modena. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Parma engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13005]    £400.00 ($524 • €446 rates)


FURLANETTO, Lodovico. [The 'first topographic map of the Venetian Lagoon']
Laguna Veneta. Venice, Furlanetto, 1780. Three sheets conjoined, total 730 by 1360mm.
A dramatic map of the environs of Venice, mapping the lagoon that gives the city its unique setting. Two tromp l'oeil scrolls hold an upside-down plan of Venice and an explanation of the map, and an allegorical cartouche holds the dedication to the 'Signori Riformatori dello Studio di Padoa' (Gentleman Reformers of the Study of Padova). MORETTO: Venice, 185, 'first topographic map of the Venetian Lagoon drawn according to modern principles'.
[Ref: 11617]    £7,000.00 ($9,176 • €7,798 rates)


GRAVIER, Yves. [An 18th century guide book to Genova]
Description des Beautés de Genes et de des Environs. Genova: Gravier, 1781. 8vo, contemporary half calf gilt, decorated boards and endpapers; engr. title, pp. 143 incl. index; 2 folding engr. maps, 17 plates (13 folding), folding letterpress classical inscription.
An attractive and well-preserved guide book giving historic, artistic and architectural details about Genova. The two maps in this book were engraved by Giacomo Brusco; some of the plates are signed by Guidotti.
[Ref: 8290]    £1,600.00 ($2,097 • €1,782 rates)


UGHI, Ludovico. [An 18th century plan of Venice]
Nuova Pianta dell'Inclita Citta di Venezia Regolata l'Anno 1787. Venice, Ludovico Furlanetto, 1787. 515 x 680mm, with separately printed key pasted underneath. Minor repairs to folds.
A reduction of Ughi's 8-sheet map of 1725, this version first published in 1747. This is an example of the second state, with a title and date added in the scale cartouche, and a grid engraved over the map, referred to by the extensive key printed on a separate sheet and attached under the map. There are three more states known, the last in 1829. MORETTI: Venetia, 188, state 2 of 5.
[Ref: 17819]    £2,800.00 ($3,671 • €3,119 rates)


COXE, William. [Early map of Mont Blanc]
Mont Blanc and the Adjacent Alps. London: Thomas Cadell, 1789. 420 x 495mm. Narrow margins as issued.
Map of the environs of Mont Blanc, with the mountains and valleys engraved in relief rather than contour, and marking both Courmayeur and Chamonix. As tutor to the son of the Earl of Pembroke, the Reverend Coxe travelled through Switzerland four times between 1776 and 1786. His account of the mountains and glaciers fascinated the British public, and, according to Abbey, helped 'to apply to Switzerland the doctrine of the picturesque, taming the country for the tourist'. It was only the year after his last trip that De Saussure ascended Mont Blanc (1787).
[Ref: 13344]    £600.00 ($787 • €668 rates)


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