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A large scale map of the Province of Como

Title
Carta Topografica della Provincia di Como.
Author
MONTICELLI, Gaetano & MANZONI, Desiderio
Publisher
[Pasquale Artaria],
Publication place
Milan,
Publication date
1824.
Dimensions
1280 by 1060mm. (50.5 by 41.75 inches).
Price
SOLD
Reference
12882

Description

Engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen; an inset view of Como's harbour and an inset town plan of Como; folding into original green marbled folder and slipcase, manuscript ownership inscription W. M. McKenny, Milan, 1829.

Notes

A rare map of the Province of Como, also showing the roads from Milan to Switzerland.

The map is highly detailed: it includes cities, towns, villages, important palaces as well as geological annotations and the present and planned roads.

The dedication is to Giulio Strassoldo di Sotto (1771-1830), count of Strassoldo, governor of Lombardy and also royal Chamberlain.

A note under the title refers to a Bartolomeo Quadri as the engraver of the mountains.

Rare: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers only mentions an 1860 reissue.

Bibliography

Margheritis, Sinistri, Invernizzi, Peverelli, Como e Lecco 72; Tooley's Dictionary.