Venice: Giovanni Battista Albrizzi, 1740. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 13" x 16.75" very good.
Exquisite map of Canada showing the Great Lakes in detail with beautiful country vignette cartouche. Detailed explorers notes engraved throughout including Baron di Lahontan's accounts of the West. Some discoloration along centerfold and edges but in pleasing black and white state. Giovanni Battista Albrizzi (1698-1777) was a prominent Venetian publisher of books and maps. He inherited his business from his father and was part of a family active in publishing and bookselling in Venice for 150 years. In addition, he edited a weekly bulletin, Novelle della Repubblica delle Lettere, which reviewed and commented on books published throughout Europe.