Auction 130, Lot 570

"Carte Generale de la Pologne avec tous les Etats qui en Dependent…", Rizzi-Zannoni, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Eastern Europe, Poland

Period: 1782 (published)

Publication: Lattre's Atlas Moderne

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.8 x 12 inches
45.2 x 30.5 cm

This very detailed map takes in the region of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, extending from the Baltic Sea and Denmark to part of Russia. Prepared by Giovanni Antonio Rizzi Zannoni, one of the leading cartographers of the late 18th century. Rizzi Zannoni was the first to execute the triangulation of Poland, assisting in the French and English border survey of American in 1757, and serving as the hydrographer of the French Dépot de Marine. This map was reduced from his large 12-sheet map of the region and illustrates the first Partition of Poland that end the existence of the commonwealth and divided the region among Poland, Prussia, Habsburg Austria and Russia. A color key is above the distance scales. The map is adorned with a lovely cartouche that incorporates the coats of arms of Prussia and Poland.

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Condition: A+

Lovely original color and condition.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/2/2009

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