AFRICA CARTA GENERALE DELL' AFRICA

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Rare and attractive map of the whole of Africa.

From an Italian edition of "Atlante Novissimo". Published by Albrizzi. With a vignette cartouche in upper right showing a crocodile hunt. Compass rose.

Excellent hand colour. Very good condition

Ref : Norwich 84

code : M2741

Cartographer : Albrizzi Giovani

Date : 1740 Venice

Size : 33*42 cms

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Although Venice had been the centre of the European map-trade in the 1550s, its importance had been subsequently eclipsed by Antwerp and then Amsterdam in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. So it was from Amsterdam that Giovanni Battista (Giovambattista) Albrizzi, the Italian, took inspiration for his best-known atlas - the Nieuwe En Beknopte Handatlas ... by Isaak Tirion was translated into Italian and published in Venice by Albrizzi. Albrizzi was also responsible for publishing an edition of Guillaume De L'Isle's atlas as Atlante Novissimo.