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Auction 189, Lot 26

"[On 2 Sheets] Tav. XXIV. / Mappa A. / Mappa B.", Tasso, G.

Subject: World

Period: 1835 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Storico, Geografico...

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 13.1 inches
46.5 x 33.3 cm
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This uncommon double-hemisphere world map is filled with notations regarding geography and the discoveries of various explorers. Geographic detail is limited to major mountains and rivers with only a few cities noted. The geographic information and many of the notations are copied directly from Le Sage's map of the world. A chart at left shows the relative heights of mountains around the world, and a similar chart at right shows the relative length of the major rivers in Europe. The map is flanked by columns of text describing the different peoples of the world. Engraved by Giovanni Valerio Pasquali.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #127-24.

Condition: A

A sharp impression and full contemporary color on bright sheets. The first image is a composite image - the map is in 2 separate sheets.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/14/2022