Auction 144, Lot 178

"Ducato di Savoja che Comprende li Ducati di Chablais, e Genevois la Savoja Propria la Baronia di Faucigny la Signoria di Tarantaise e la Contea di Maurienne Tratta dalla Carta dell' Ingegnere Borgonio", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Eastern France

Period: 1782 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 16 inches
30.5 x 40.6 cm

A handsome map of the Haute-Savoie and Savoie departments in eastern France, on the border with Italy and Switzerland. Lake Geneva and the city of Geneva appear at top. The map is filled with detail of mountains, lakes, rivers and cities, including Annecy and Chambery. The title is in an ornamental cartouche decorated with leaves, scrolls and ecclesiastical motifs. The map was based on one drawn by Giovanni Tomasso Borgonio (1620-c.1683), a military engineer and cartographer from Piedmont. Engraved by Giovanni Pitteri and Giuliano Zuliani.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1a, Vol 3 #34.

Condition: B

Original color on watermarked paper with full, original margins. There is light toning along centerfold and a few small spots.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $75

Closed on 4/3/2013

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