BARBIELLINI, Carlo Antonio. Atlante della geografia antica e moderna. Milan: C. A. Barbiellini, 1807. 2° (390 x 272mm). 2 engraved plates and 54 engraved hand-coloured maps mounted on stubs, some double-page. (A map repaired and another browned, occasional light spotting and soiling). Contemporary half vellum, manuscript on spine (extremities rubbed, corners bumped, a few wormholes to spine). Provenance: Filippo Anguigliola (ownership inscription).
FIRST EDITION WITH SIX EXTRA MAPS of Barbiellini's addition to his already published Geografia universale (1802-1806). As the author states in his dedication to Melzi d'Eril, after finishing the Geografia he worked on the publication of the present atlas which was on sale, either coloured or uncoloured, on its own or with the 13 volumes of the earlier work. The maps are by Guthrie, Mentelle, M. Brun, Pinkerton, Busching, Galanti, Buache, Vaugondy and others and engraved by Marco di Pietro, Saverio Chianal, Giuseppe Bonatti, the Bordiga brothers, Caniani, Bertolotti and Boggi. The 6 additional maps, not called for in the index, are second copies of Mappamondo o Carta Generale della Terra, Carta d'Inghilterra e del Principato di Galles, Irlanda, Francia comparariva, Polonia and America Settentrionale. RARE: no copies sold at auction since 1984 (online ABPC/AE).