CARTA GENERALE DELL AFRICA
Rare and attractive map of the whole of Africa.
Scarce decorative map of Africa by Albrizzi, based up De L'Isle's map of the region.
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 : M3534
Cartographer : Albrizzi Giovani
Date : 1740
Size : 33*42 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.