L'America Settentrionale. Nuovamente Corretta et Accresciuta Secondo le Relationi Piu...

Giovanni Giacomo Rossi (*1627 - 1691)
Old coloured map of North America. Printed in Rome by G. G. de Rossi in 1677.

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First state of the rare map of North America by G. G. de Rossi after G. Sanson. California is shown as an island. Based on the map of Sanson from 1669. It includes a few additions to Sanson's map such as Iceland, the British Isles and the recurrence of C Blanco on the California coast line. The island of California is depicted in the Foxe form of 1635. This is the first state of the map, dated 1677 in the cartouche. In a later state the western part of the Great Lakes is closed. From de Rossi's Atlas Mercurio Geographico. Engraved by Giorgio Widman.

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CartographerGiovanni Giacomo Rossi
TitleL'America Settentrionale. Nuovamente Corretta et Accresciuta Secondo le Relationi Piu Moderne da Guglielmo Sansone...
Publisher, YearG. G. de Rossi, Rome, 1677
Plate Size39.2 x 54.3 cm (15.4 x 21.4 inches)
Sheet Size48.0 x 59.4 cm (18.9 x 23.4 inches)
ReferenceBurden, P.D.: The Mapping of North America No. 491, state 1; McLaughlin, G. & Mayo, N.H.: The Mapping of California as an Island: An Illustrated Checklist, No. 65

Condition

Very good condition.

Cartographer

Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi was born 1627 in Rome. He inherited the most important printing press in Rome in the 17th century from his father Giuseppe (1570-1639). His major work the atlas Mercurio Geografico was published from 1690 till 1714 in Rome. He died in 1691.

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Giovanni Giacomo Rossi: L'America Settentrionale. Nuovamente Corretta et Accresciuta Secondo le Relationi Piu Moderne da Guglielmo Sansone....
Old coloured map of North America. Printed in Rome by G. G. de Rossi in 1677.

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