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Giovanni Antonio Rizzi-Zannoni (1736-1814). “Dédiée et Présentée à S.E. Monseigneur J. D. Almoreau Tiepolo Ambassadeur Ordinaire pour la Sérénissime République de Venise à la Cour de France” [Netherlands].
Paris: Jean Lattré & Delalain, ca. 1780. From Atlas Moderne. 12 x 18 (neat lines). Engraving. Original outline hand color. Very good condition.
A detailed and very accurate map by Italian cartographer, Giovanni Antonio Rizzi-Zannoni. Though his output is small, Rizzi-Zannoni was a fascinating man. He studied astronomy and surveying and acquired the post of Geographer to the Republic of Venice. The rhumb lines, original color and elaborate baroque title cartouche make this as handsome a map as it is historically fascinating.
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