Maps, Europe, Cominotti
Rare map of Europe.
Copperplate etching by Carlo Cominotti.
Published by Vignozzi. Livorno, ca. 1820
This map of Europe produced by an Italien engraver and publisher, was part of a duodez (small) book. Several vertical and horizontal folds indicate the duodez format.
Place names are spelled in the Italian version.
The map reaches from the southern tip of Greenland (Cape Farewell on the island of Eggers), and Iceland clear across northern Europe to beyond the Ural mountains, to the Caspian Sea and to Bagdad.
Northern Africa is barely defined beyond the Mediterranian coastline.
Condition: Map has been trimmed on three sides to little beyond its extension. Upper margin is original and wide. The other three margins were added later with the use of 19th century paper.
Watermark: STELLA in a laurel wreath. And separate: CCC 8. Two broken folds supported on reverse side with paper strips. One hole in paper in Tunesia repaired.
27,8 x 34,4 cm (ca. 10.9 x 13.5")