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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 ($605 • €511 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 ($525 • €443 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 ($538 • €454 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 ($9,415 • €7,952 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 ($2,152 • €1,818 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 ($3,766 • €3,181 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 ($807 • €682 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [An unusual edition of the Homann Heirs plan of Venice]
Iconografica Rappresentatione della inclita Citta di Venezia.. 1789. Nuremberg? c.1790. 490 x 560mm. Binding folds flattened.
A detailed plan of Venice with an extensive key, with a prospect of the city underneath. Originally published in 1762, this example has a date in the title updated to 1789 and all references to the Homann firm removed. The folds would suggest it was issued in a quarto volume, probably a description of Venice.
[Ref: 14795]    £1,250.00 ($1,681 • €1,420 rates)


VIERO, Theodoro. [Detailed town plan of Venice]
Nuova Pianta Iconografica dell'Inclita Città di Venezia. Venice: Viero, 1798. Coloured. 485 x 560mm.
Detailed plan of Venice after Furnaletto's version of Ughi, with a grid and extensive key to street names and buildings. First published in 1792 this popular plan went through 15 states before 1847, mostly with just the date changed. MORETTO: 191, 3rd state.
[Ref: 13377]    £1,500.00 ($2,018 • €1,704 rates)


ANDREWS, John. [An late-18th century plan of Genova during the Ligurian Republic]
A Plan of the City of Genoa. London, John Stockdale, 1800. Coloured. 200 x 255mm.
Plan of Genova with a 59-point key, published in Andrews' 'A Collection of Plans of the Most Capital Cities of every Empire, Kingdom, Republic and Electorate in Europe and some Remarkable Cities in the other Three Parts of the World'. At the time the city was part of the Ligurian Republic, a French client state set up by Napoleon in 1797. In 1800 the region was briefly occupied by the Austrians but Napoleon soon recaptured it, annexing it as a French département in 1805.
[Ref: 14654]    £160.00 ($215 • €182 rates)


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