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Atlas geographique contenant la Mappemonde
1762. RIZZI-ZANNONI, Giovanni Antonio. Atlas geographique contenant la Mappemonde, avec les differents etats d'Europe. Engraved frontispiece and decorative title, engraved table of contents, double-page armillary sphere and 30 engraved maps all coloured in a contemporary hand. 12mo., 124 x 80 mm, bound in contemporary red French morocco, spine gilt with black morocco label, a.e.g. Paris: Chez Lattré, 1762. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. An exquisite copy of this pocket atlas of the world bound in luxurious contemporary French red morocco and delicately coloured in a contemporary hand. Giovanni Antonio Rizzi-Zannoni (1736-1814) was an important Italian cartographer whose most notable work was done in Paris after being imprisoned there during the Seven Years War. Rizzi-Zannoni's efforts culminated in his great Atlante Geografico del Regno di Napoli published in 1812, shortly before his death. The present atlas contains two hemispheric maps, one of Asia and Europe and the other of the Americas followed by maps of the continents and lastly detailed maps of the countries of Europe. Early manuscript notes on the front fly-leaf and first blank, ex-libris of Claude Broquisse on the front fly-leaf.
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