SOUTHERN AFRICA CARTA GEOGRAFICA DEL CONGO O BASSA GUINEA DELLA CAFFRARIA E DEL MONOMOTAPA
Uncommon map of Southern Africa by Albrizzi / Salmon. The geography is most cetainly taken from De L'Isles important 1708 map of Southern Africa ( see item m2802). Small rococo cartouche. Uncoloured as issued. folds as issued.
Very good condition.
code : M2801
Cartographer : Albrizzi Giovani
Date : 1740c Venice
Size : 34*43 cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
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.