Auction 101, Lot 26

"Mappamondo, o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo Terrestre ed Acquatico", Albrizzi, Girolamo

Subject: World

Period: 1734 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: B

Original color, hastily applied and a bit of minor foxing. Tissue repair of a couple of tears in blank margin.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,600

Unsold

Closed on 12/4/2002

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