Venice: Giovanni Battista Albrizzi.
Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14.25" x 18.5". Shows some light damp staining. In very good condition.
This beautiful map of Sicily features a title cartouche at upper left depicting inhabitants fleeing the explosion of Mount Etna, which is also identified geographically on the map. The map shows pictorial depictions of mountains, forts, and prominent churches, and cities and rivers are also labeled. The map is in excellent condition. Narrow margins.
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.
Condition: Very Good