La parte orientale dell' antico.. messico con la Florida..
$2500 / ≈ €2500
The Rio Grande extends North to Taos and Santa Fe. The Colorado is shown, with the Gila more or less properly located.
The Yuma, Cocomaricopa and Apache Indian Tribes are located, as are many settlements in Arizona and New Mexico. San Diego, Santa Catarina (Catalina), San Petro (Pedro), and the Channel Islands, are shown, along with S. Carlos (San Francisco Bay?).
The Missions in Lower California, Arizona and New Mexico are shown. In Texas, Loreto, S. Antonio de Bexar, Texas, S. Sabas, S. Pablo and Loos are named, and a fair amount of the West Texas River system is shown, albeit largely conjectural.
Florida is shown as an Archipelago.
A number of place names appear in Texas. Interesting detail throughout.
A marvelous cartouche shows the Spanish Conquistadors approaching a village of Native Americans.
Cassini was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the eightteen century, his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colors and details.
The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without color.
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