1750 – G. B. G. Albrizzi – Mappamondo
Title: “Mappamondo o sia Descrizione Generale Del Globo Terrestre Ed Acquatico”
Albrizzi’s map of the world, one of the most interesting and decorative world maps to appear in a “Atlante novissimo” atlas. Double-hemisphere world map, with allegorical figures of the Four Continents in the corners. The map includes a finely executed armillary sphere, explorer’s routes, unknown NW Coast of America, incomplete projections of Australia (still attached to New Guinea) and New Zealand, conjectural Asian Land mass extending toward Alaska and many other cartographic myths and misprojections.
Cartographer: Giovanni Battista Giuseppe Albrizzi (1799 – 1860)
Sheet size: 46 x 38 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Excellent condition! Hand colored, strong colours with sparkling golden accents. Strong print and paper. Center fold as published. Wide margins.
Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!
This is a genuine antique map published in 1750 and not a modern copy or reprint!