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Nr. 1008: Carte du Golfe de Venise

Uncommon chart with sea ports
Beschreibung:

(Head title:) “Carte du Golfe de Venise ou sont les Bouches du Po et de l’Adige avec l’Istrie don’t les Venetiens possèdent la plus Grande Partie l’Empereur (?)”. Chart after “F. de Cantelli” with plans of the “Laguna” of Venice, the bay and town of Pula and the town of Rijeka below the chart representing the bottom margin. Engraved chart, published by Reiner and Josua Ottens, Amsterdam c. 1740. The map and the harbour-charts are engraved from different plates. (PM) 30,5 resp. 8,5 x 41,5 cm, (sheetsize) 48 x 49 cm. Verso no text.

A cartographer “F. de Cantelli” is not known to us. Probably the Ottens brothers refer for the authorship to Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola, but that is by no means without doubt. In any case an interesting and curious item. - Strong impression with wide margins all around. Shining original colour. Besides spots of paper browning/damage in the bottom corners - far outside the impression - excellent condition. Rare.
€ 600

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