Nuova Carta dell' Imperio Della China e dei Paesi circonvicini. Nueva Carta de L'Imperio de la Quina, ...

Title: Nuova Carta dell' Imperio Della China e dei Paesi circonvicini. Nueva Carta de L'Imperio de la Quina, ...
Date: C1740
Mapmaker: Giovambattista Albrizz (1698-1777)
Image Size: 225mm x 325mm (8.86" x 12.8")
Technique: Hand coloured copper engraving.
Condition: In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
Stock Number: ANOV 1003 ASI CHI (NGPD) (C017)
32781
Price: $A 650
Description:

Rare map of China, Korea and Taiwan, showing the great wall and the Gobi desert is by Giovambattista Albrizzi, publisher, patron, collector and one of the great figures of eighteenth-century Venetian intellectual and cultural life.

From: Albrizzi, Atlante Novissimo del Sigr. Guglielmo de L'Isle, Venezia. (volume Primo MDCCXL-1740)

Biography:

Giovambattista Albrizzi (1698-1777)

Publisher, patron, collector and one of the great figures of eighteenth-century Venetian intellectual and cultural life. Although Venice had been the centre of the European map trade during the sixteenth century, its importance was greatly diminished in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as Dutch and German publishers became increasingly dominant.