C1788

L'Europa secondo le ultime osservazioni divisa ne'suoi stati principali Gio. Ma. Cassini Somco. inc

Very decorative map of Europe by the renown Italian cartographer, Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824) with a figure of Europa holding surrounded by cupids. From Cassini, G.M. Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale.  

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Full Title:

L’Europa secondo le ultime osservazioni divisa ne’suoi stati principali Gio. Ma. Cassini Somco. inc

Date:

C1788

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

462mm 
x 333mm

Paper Size: 

585mm 
x 465mm
AUTHENTICITY
L'Europa secondo le ultime osservazioni divisa ne'suoi stati principali Gio. Ma. Cassini Somco. inc - Antique Map from 1788

Genuine antique
dated:

1788

Description:

Very decorative map of Europe by the renown Italian cartographer, Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824) with a figure of Europa holding surrounded by cupids.

From Cassini, G.M. Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale.

 

References:
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973: 670.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 108947
David Rumsey Collection: 14000.024
:

Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745 - 1824)

Cassini was a Rome based Italian globe maker, geographer, engraver, and cartographer active in the later part of the 18th and early 19th century. Not to be confused with the un-related well known French cartographic family of the same name, Cassini is best known as a globe maker and is considered the last of the great 18th century globe makers.. Unlike many map and atlas publishers of the period, Cassini did all of his own engraving work.

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