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A mid-18th century Italian world map with allegorical figures of the continents

Stock No. 22318 Category: Tag: Cartographer: ALBRIZZI, Giovanni Battista.

Mappamondo, o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo Terrestre ed Acquatico.
Venice, c.1742. Coloured. 295 x 360mm.

£1,250

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A very decorative double-hemisphere world map, with female allegorical figures of the continents in the corners and an armillary sphere in the upper cusp. The map shows explorer's routes, including Magellan and Tasman; the NW Coast of America is left blank; Australia is depicted as attached to New Guinea; and New Zealand is incomplete, half a century before Cook.

Additional information

Dimensions 360 × 295 mm
Cartographer

Date

1742

Extra Info

Mappamondo, o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo Terrestre ed Acquatico.

Publication

Venice, c.1742. Coloured. 295 x 360mm.

Condition

A good example.

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