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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1807Molini, Guiseppe FlorenceNouvelle Mappemonde avec les derniers Decouvertes et les Voyages des plus celebres Voyageurs . . .$4,500 Picture

An engraved map, with original outline color

Size:18-1/4 inches X 21-1/2 inches

Map Type: Atlas

This is an excellent copy, with strong engraving and color.

Taken from Atlas historique, chronologique, geographique et genealogique.

This very rare world map shows two hemispheres and displays the travel routes of the Polo Family (1230-1295), the explorers Magellan and Pigafetta (1519-1522), James Cook (1776-1780) and George Vancouver (1790-1795) in colored lines. The mythical "Sea of the West" is shows in detail in the northwest of the continent. It also shows a very clearly delineated Northwest Passage.

The map was published by Giuseppe Molini, who was active in Florence in early 19th centery. He teamed with Landi to publish several maps and atlases, most of them copied from works of other French cartographers including Brue and Le Sage.

This map has only been seen in one dealer catalogue over the past 25 years.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 3 Page 267 Guiseppe Molini, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

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