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Auction 102, Lot 597

"Atlante della Geographia Antica e Moderna, Cosmografica…", Barbiellini, Carlo Antonio

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1807 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 15.2 inches
25.4 x 38.6 cm

Rare Italian atlas with 49 copper engraved and hand colored maps, many double-page. Complete with a fine armillary sphere as frontis, title page, list of maps, two fine solar system charts, four World maps (2 on Mercators projection, a double hemisphere, and a double-page polar set). Balance of maps cover countries of the world. Many very nice charts including a very large multi-fold map of Italy. Map of Germany is uncolored. A very fine map showing the discoveries of Vancouver. Barbielliini credits work of Guthrie, Mentelle, M. Brun, Pinkerton, Busching, Galanti, Buache, and Robert de Vaugondy for the cartography presented. Hard bound with paper over boards and leather on spine and corners. Rebound, probably late 19th century with an interesting mistake on spine - the atlas is attributed to Guthrie. RESERVE $2,500.

References: Baskes Collection #1643.

Condition: A

Maps are clean and fine. Binding rough with missing paper over covers in lower portion. Rubbed and bumped with loss of leather on spine.

Estimate: $3,000 - $3,500

Sold for: $2,250

Closed on 3/5/2003