"Mappamondo, o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo Terrestre ed Acquatico", Albrizzi, Girolamo
Period: 1734 (published)
Color: Hand Color
14 x 11.8 inches
35.6 x 30 cm
An unusual Italian map cartographically based on Delisle with the twin hemispheres surrounded by allegorical female representations of the continents. The composition is balanced by a large armillary sphere above the map and a decorative title cartouche below. The routes of explorers are traced throughout the oceans.
Original color, hastily applied and a bit of minor foxing. Tissue repair of a couple of tears in blank margin.