Unrecorded miniature atlas
By VALLARDI, Pietro & Giuseppe, 1830
Piccolo Atlante per la Gioventu composte di 40 tavole geografiche con la descrizione delle Superficie, popolazioni, religioni, forma di governo, rendite, armate, ed altre notizie storico statistiche.
- Author: VALLARDI, Pietro & Giuseppe
- Publication place: Milan
- Publisher: Pietro & Giuseppe Vallardi
- Publication date: c.1830
- Physical description: Set of forty cards together with title, housed within in a chemise, in original blue paper slipcase, with green publisher’s label, rubbed.
- Dimensions: 110 by 85mm (4.25 by 3.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 2878
The atlas consists of a title and forty maps each printed on thick card. The cards are divided into four sets: Europe, Asia, America, and Africa; with each set containing nine regional maps of the most prominent countries. As the title states, each map gives information upon the geography, population, religion, government, revenues and military strength.
Although the atlas is not dated, an approximate date maybe ascertained from the map of Argentina and Uruguay. Upon the map Argentina is named the ‘Confederazione del Rio della Plata’. The United Provinces of Rio de la Plata was an early name for the newly independent Argentina. The name was dropped by the end of the 1820s in favour of Argentina. The map also shows an independent Uruguay, which gained its independence at the Treaty of Montevideo in 1828.
We are unable to trace any institutional example of the present atlas.
4. The Low Countries
10. Turkey (Turkey in Europe — Balkans and Greece)
3. Independent Tartary (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan)
6. Turkey in Asia
3. United States
10. La Plata (United Provinces of Rio de la Plata — Argentina)
3. Nubia and Abissinia
6. Sahara Desert
7. Sudan and Nigeria
8. Northern Guinea
9. South Guinea
10. Canary Islands