1797 Cassini - Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle ultime Osservazioni...[complete set]

SOLD: Cassini's multi-sheet map of Colonial North America in original black and white

Title:

Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle ultime Osservazioni...

Map maker:

Giovanni Maria Cassini, Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale

Place and Year:

Rome, 1797

Dimensions:

Each sheet roughly 60 x 43 cm (23.5 x 17 in) 

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Uncolored

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

Full set of Cassini's uncommon six-sheet map of the United States. Each map includes excellent detail, including early roads, Native American details, and early settlements. Can be joined together to make one large, striking map, or kept separate. The Sesto Foglio in the lower right includes an interesting inset of Newfoundland.

Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745 - 1824), a disciple of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, was a geographer, cartographer, and engraver working in Rome for decades between the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He is the inventor of a new method of projection, called Cassini, famously used for the geographical atlas of the kingdom of Naples in 32 sheets signed by Giovanni Antonio Rizzi Zannoni.

Cassini (not to be confused with the French family of the same name) is most famous as a maker of globes. In Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale, the atlas in which this set of maps is found, he also published the twelve terrestrial and twelve celestial globe gores, along with rules for the construction of globes and globe gores.

CONDITION NOTES

Excellent impression with ample margins. Spotted soiling and minor discoloration on the centerfolds; various surface blemishes.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00476

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