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Capo Verde Islands Western Africa 1779 Santini Antique Copper Engraved Map For Sale
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Carte de la Guinée contenant les Isles du Cap Verd, le Senegal, la Côte de Guinée proprement dite, les Royaumes de Loango, Congo, Angola et Benguela, avec les Pays voisins autant qu ils sont connus. ParM. Bonne M.t de Mathém? A Venice Par P. Santini 1779 Chez Remondini.
Description: Striking and highly detailed copper engraved map ofSouthwest African coast, from Guinea to Congo. A large decorative title cartouche appears in the centre left side.Inset map of the "Gold Coast" after d'Anville in the lower left quadrant. Themap represents a Venetian edition of Bonne's map from "Atlas Universel" printed in 1776-84 by Remondini.
Date: 1779( dated )
Dimension: Paper size approx.: cm75,2 x 53,1
Condition: Very strong and dark impression onvery strong paper. Paper with chains and wiremarks.Original colors to the outlines. Wide margins. Smallfoxing and browning. Map folded as issued. Conditions are as you can see in the images.
Mapmaker: Paolo Santini (1729 Venice - Belluno 1793) was a priest of the church of Santa Maria Formosa in Venice and professor of drawing at the public schools of the Jesuits. From the best papers from the time he realized his brother Francis, the famous Universal Atlas, divided into two volumes and contains 123 cards. Francesco Santini he published between 1776 and 1780. Subsequently, the branches etching of the cards were purchased in 1781 from the press Remondini Bassano reissued the atlas.
Cartographer:Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795 ) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. In 1773 he succeeded Jacques Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Working in his official capacity Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period. Bonne's work represents an important step in the evolution of the cartographic ideology away from the decorative work of the 17th and early 18th century towards a more detail oriented and practical aesthetic. With regard to the rendering of terrain Bonne maps bear many stylistic similarities to those of his predecessor, Bellin. However, Bonne maps generally abandon such common 18th century decorative features such as hand coloring, elaborate decorative cartouches, and compass roses.
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