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June 1, 2013 11:00 AMCalender

World Map. Giambattista Albrizzi (1698-1777) Mappamondo o sia Descrizione Generale Del Globo Terrestre ed Acquatico

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2658BLocation: BostonDate / Time: June 01, 2013 11:00AM


World Map. Giambattista Albrizzi (1698-1777)Mappamondo o sia Descrizione Generale Del Globo Terrestre ed Acquatico. Venice, 1750.
Small folio double-page map, with central seam, engraved, hand-colored, the globe represented in two circular hemispheres, with female representations of the four continents, one in each corner, and an armillary sphere in the center top, some old folds, slight discoloration on the verso, not affecting the recto surface, mainly confined to the tab joining the two sheets, 17 1/4 x 15 in.
The unexplored regions of the world are map in a fragmentary manner, the northwest coast of North America is a tenuous sketch, Australia is still connected to New Guinea, Asia blends into Alaska; a scarce map.
Estimate $700-900

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Globo Terrestre, Guinea, Alaska, Australia