Attractive and highly detailed fine unusual 1740 Giambattista Albrizzi's copper engraved map of the Iberian Peninsula. The map covers Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, a bit of northern Morocco and the boundaries of southern Soain. The map provides excellent topographic details on cities, towns, rivers, lakes, reliefs, inlets, bays as well as political divisions. A decorative title cartouche and three distance scales complete the map.

Original colour

Small near invisible repair where map bound in book

Very good condition

publication Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo.

code : M4367

Cartographer : Albrizzi Giovani

Date : 1740

Size : 29*35.5 cms

availability : Available

Price : £120

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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.