A reproduction of Rizzi-Zannoni's "Hemisphere Occidental," in his 1762 Atlas géographique contenant la mappemonde et les quatre parties, avec les differents états d'Europe.
Notecard Size: 5 x 7 in.
Price: Individual card with envelope, $2.00.
Packet of six with envelopes, $10.00.
Text on Back: "One of the leading cartographers of the late 18th century, Giovanni Rizzi-Zannoni (1736-1814) was also a noted astronomer, surveyor, and mathematician. Born in Padua, his varied career took him to Poland, where he executed the first triangulation of the country and produced a series of large scale maps; to America, where he assisted in the French/English border survey; to Paris, where he became the chief hydrographer of the Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine; and to Naples, where he founded and served as director of the Topographical Office, one of Europe's first governmental cartographic agencies. The map reproduced here is from a small pocket atlas in the collection of the American Geographical Society Library. It was produced by Rizzi-Zannoni in the same year in which his well-known world atlas, Atlas Moderne, was first published.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library
Printed at no cost to the taxpayers of Wisconsin."
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