Venice: Giovanni Battista Albrizzi, 1753.
Map. Bird's Eye-View. Hand colored engraving. Image measures 6.25" x 8.75".
This beautiful map of Treviso, in Veneto, Italy was published by Thomas Salmon in 1753. It depicts the city and commune, known as the birthplace for the Italian desert Tiramisu and the original production area for the Prosecco wine, with a bird's eye-view, noting streets, walls, buildings, rivers and fields. The map is from the 1753 edition of " Storia di tutti i popoli del Mondo" published by Giovanni Battista Albrizzi. The map is in good condition with some edge wear and creasing along edges. Part of left margin missing, not affecting printed image.
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.
Thomas Salmon (1678-1767) was a Scottish historical and geographical writer and mapmaker.