C1788

Mappa Mondo O Descrizione Generale DEL GLOBO TERRAQUEO Con i Viaggi e nuove scoperte del Cap. Cook

Very decorative double hemispher world map by by the renown Italian cartographer, Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824), showing the tracks of Cook’s three voyages. Female figures in each corner represent the four continents while two cupids holding a shield at top … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mappa Mondo O Descrizione Generale DEL GLOBO TERRAQUEO Con i Viaggi e nuove scoperte del Cap. Cook

Date:

C1788

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

480mm 
x 355mm

Paper Size: 

583mm 
x 465mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mappa Mondo O Descrizione Generale DEL GLOBO TERRAQUEO Con i Viaggi e nuove scoperte del Cap. Cook - Antique Map from 1788

Genuine antique
dated:

1788

Description:

Very decorative double hemispher world map by by the renown Italian cartographer, Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824), showing the tracks of Cook’s three voyages. Female figures in each corner represent the four continents while two cupids holding a shield at top centre.

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 110240
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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